The Gift Never Ends
When Miss Sally May Anderson (Raquel Welch - One Million Years B.C.) passes away she leaves Anderson House and everything she owns to her only heir, her grandson, Joey (Myko Olivier). But with the help of her lawyer and friend, Mr. Theodore Hamilton (Bill Cobbs), they come up with a plan to make sure Joey understand the responsibilities which have befallen him. Hamilton calls in his team; Jason Stevens (Logan Bartholomew - Love's Abiding Joy), Miss Hastings (Lee Meriwether - True Grit), Angelica (Kim Baptiste - I Killed My BFF) and Kelly (Katie McClellan) to work on Joey so he will appreciate what is being handed to him through a series of gifts as he has to live at Anderson House for a year.
For those who are not aware "The Ultimate Legacy" is the third, and I believe final movie in this series and let me say right away that it helps to have watched the previous movies; "The Ultimate Gift" and "The Ultimate Life". It gives you not only familiarity with the basic set up of the gift being a series of life lessons but you also have the connections with the main characters althought it is still a little weird with Logan Bartholomew rather than Drew Fuller as Jason.
But beyond that what you get in "The Ultimate Legacy" feels a little like an attempt to squeeze a little bit more out of the formula and as such as have the rebelious Joey going through a series of gifts to learn some important life lessons when it comes to what his grandmother left him. There is a bit of variation to this with past history and secrets under tables but it sticks to the formula which doesn't work quite as well this time around. Despite that there is still that basic charm which comes from the feel good nature of someone learning some important life lessons through completing tasks and gaining experience.
What this all boils down to is that "The Ultimate Legacy" is still a good, heart warming movie which will make you feel good about the world. But sadly it feels like it is stretching out the premise of the original movie to breaking point.