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.
Writer: Rob Diamond
Director: Rob Diamond
Producer: Rob Diamond
Runtime: 85 min.
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.
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.
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.
Loved the Spiritual Message.
Hope everyone gets to see this.
- Casey C., Utah
Loved the message and the story. Great movie!
Mark W., Utah