The story of a grandfather pushing a grandson to do things beyond what the grandson can imagine, all to get a large inheritance, is a great example of what God does for us. He works throughout each of our day to motivate us towards His purposes. Even when we have no clue why, it's for our own good. And at the end of it, we become better for it ~ foregoing the desires for riches. At the end of the strife, we gain understanding that helping others is more precious than gold.
At first, I thought, "Oh, no, what a bunch of snobs, and could hardly bare the thought of watching "brats". As the movie progressed we became more impressed how "Red" Stevens implemented goals for Jason to strive for and how that affected his life in a very positive way. Also thought-provoking and makes you think of how we are living our lives- for ourselves or for others, to make the world a better place.
We have watched this movie several times as a family and each time it is just as great as the first! It is a wonderful story that takes in all the important things in life. Our culture needs more movies such as this. I have shown it to my highschool classes before Christmas break and have had good responses...nothing negative what so ever! We purchsed it to give to relatives and friends this past Christmas.