The Perfect Gift

DVD Release: November 1, 2011
The Perfect Gift


Hard times and holiday tensions teach a father, Michael Harris (Rubin Studdard, American Idol), what Christmas is all about. When both Michael and his wife Sandra’s (Golden Brooks, Girlfriends) parents come for an unannounced visit, what should be a joyous and festive holiday turns into chaos, Michael learns that of all the many gifts he gives to his family, the gift of giving oneself is the greatest gift of all.

Dove Review

This DVD contains a wonderful story about a woman who is determined to get her entire family together for Christmas dinner, with the added hope that her long-time boyfriend will propose to her. Sandra and Michael have lived together for fourteen years and they have a thirteen year old daughter. During Michael’s previous marriage his former wife and unborn child were tragically killed in an automobile accident by a drunk driver on Christmas Eve. Although the couple lives together, we are pleased to say the boyfriend has a change of heart by the end and realizes the importance of marriage. He also learns to become a better father and to slow down on his workaholic ways. The redemptive theme is obvious in this film.

The movie includes a humorous scene of Michael’s father praying over dinner. It is a laugh-out-loud moment. We recommend this DVD for viewers, age twelve and above, and we are pleased to award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A man and woman live together but decide they need to get married and do so by film's end; a woman flirts with another woman's husband.
Language: G/OMG-2; Lord have mercy-1; Man says "Jesus", apparently as a prayer during a frustrating moment; a character is called an "old bat".
Violence: A few scenes of family tension; disagreements.
Drugs: A man holds a cigar but he does not smoke it; the drinking of wine.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless men.
Other: In what is meant to be a humorous scene a man is praying and gets caught up in the Spirit and says, "Osama Bin Laden!" as if he is speaking in tongues; family situations such as a man working too much and not being there for his child.


Company: Image Entertainment
Writer: Alvin Moore, Jr.
Director: Alvin Moore Jr
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter