Elizabeth's Gift  

Elizabeth's Gift

When a precious little girl dies tragically of a rare heart condition, her grieving parents are left to pick up the pieces of their once perfect life. In a sequence of faith and miracles, an angel guides their way to a homeless girl on the streets. What ensues is a battle to adopt her and get her out of the clutches of the film's villain and reunite a family once again and heal their broken hearts.

MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: Approx. 85 minutes


Dove "Family-Approved" - Recommended for ages 12 and over.
Dove Quality Rating: 4

Review:
Here is a story of hope after life knocks the props from underneath you. Elizabeth's dad, Steve, loves her dearly as does her mom, Laura. Elizabeth is a special little girl. She prays for her mother and father at bedtime, is always sweet, and her favorite book is a book about angels. She goes to spend the night with her friend Amy and during a ride at an amusement park tragedy strikes when Elizabeth dies from an enlarged heart.

Steve and Laura must pick up the pieces. Steve fights bitterness and then Laura begins to "see" Elizabeth, who leads her to two homeless people, a woman and a little girl known as "Punkin". The woman, Tilly, has helped look out for Punkin. However, as Laura's attachment to the little girl grows, it soon becomes apparent that an evil man wants to kidnap the little girl for his own devious devices, mainly to find out where something is he wants, something he believes Punkin knows about.

This is a story of faith and renewed hope and the characters face some close calls as they make their various journeys. Ultimately the question is asked: is Elizabeth helping the family out, even though she is gone?

This DVD features nice themes including perseverance, love, and forgiveness in addition to fighting for a good cause. We are pleased to award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus.


Content Description:
Sex: Kissing between husband and wife.
Language: "Pig"-1; "Dirt-bag"-1; "idiot"-3; "P me off"-1
Violence: A man is seen with a gun; a man shoves a character; a man tries to kidnap girl on more than one occasion; it's mentioned a woman was murdered; man threatens people; evil man has a storage of guns; a girl is grabbed; a fight and blood is seen on man's nose; a gun is held on character; kicking; a man who is pulled over by police conceals a gun but doesn't use it.
Drugs: A man smokes; a drug is used on cake to knock character out; a woman is chloroformed.
Nudity: None
Other: Although not scriptural, it appears that a little girl returns as an angel to help her family but we are pleased there is a belief in the afterlife; prayer is offered to the Lord; a pastor in the story helps the homeless as do other characters; death and grieving is dealt with as in one scene a mother collapses at tragic news and the father tells the doctor to go back and fix his little girl.


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