Monday, April 16, 2012

Elizabeth's Gift DVD review

Watch the movie trailer

When a precious little girl, Elizabeth, dies of a rare heart condition, her loving parents are left to pick up the pieces of their once perfect life. Through a miraculous sequence of events, an angel guides Elizabeth's mother, Laura (Kari Hawker), to a homeless girl, Punkin' (Savanna Lewis), who desperately needs help escaping the streets and the clutches of a ruthless villain. With Elizabeth's spirit pointing the way, Laura's husband, Steve (Paul Hunt), joins the fight to set Punkin' free and rebuild his grieving family.

Directed by Rob Diamond, Elizabeth's Gift is a touching and thrilling story that follows Laura and Steve's journey as they learn to cope with the loss of their child and discover the healing power of faith.

Mentally gear up for the clenching of your heart when Elizabeth dies. I don't think I could ever watch a movie where a young child dies and not get tore up over it. I typically try to avoid them actually. I am glad I didn't with this movie. The 'spirit' of Elizabeth guides her parents to find Punkin' and Elizabeth's gift of caring for others is passed on to her parents and funneled into Punkin's life.
My 13 year old boy said he liked it, that it was a good movie. They label it for ages 12 and up because of the seriousness and emotions in it.
Some of the camera angles in the film are a bit 'wonky' like looking in a fun house, super close shots. I think for effect, but I felt they weren't necessary.
The acting was all pretty good. The director of the homeless shelter was probably the one actor I could point out that needed some more work.

This is a Dove friendly film and a great discussion for families on loss and adoption.
I received this dvd from Bridgestone in exchange for an honest review. You can pick up your copy at

Check out other great movies from Bridgestone for your Family Movie Night!!


  1. This sounds fantastic Melanie! I haven't watched a good movie in a long time :) Thanks!

  2. This sounds like a really good movie. I have never heard of this before. I'll have to check it out.

  3. This sounds like a great movie. How do you find movies to review?