Closure: The Problem With Money

DVD Release: April 1, 2009
Closure: The Problem With Money


On an otherwise ordinary day, prominent businessman John A. Money’s life is thrown into chaos when a quirky donut-eating Angel of Death appears in a puff of smoke and announces that he’s come to take John to the pearly gates. John spends his “final” hours trying to figure out what life is all about … and that’s the problem with Money.

Dove Review

This is a fine story with humor which illustrates a spiritual truth which is that everyone dies and the all-important question for most is, “Am I ready for the afterlife”? A character named Money who happens to be a businessman learns from the Grim Reaper that his time on earth is almost over. He reflects on his past life and the time spent with his wife and daughters and he doesn’t like what he sees.

Money begins to search for answers and his daughters and a man who suddenly enters his life points him toward Jesus. Will he take the plunge and become a Christian or no? You will have to watch the DVD to find out, but this is a wonderful family and faith DVD which focuses on what we sometimes think is important and what is really of lasting or eternal value. Although various discussions take place regarding religion and various ideas; the focus winds up being on Christ. This DVD is awarded our Dove Seal for all ages but with the urging that parents watch it with young children and also with the knowledge it will be slow moving and a bit mature for very young children. We are happy to award this DVD our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: None
Language: H-2 both as a location; several comments like "idiot" and "doofus".
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A man admits to having "fudged" a few things in his past life; the subject of death and the afterlife; a man comments that God needs to get on the man's calendar but he changes; comments about creating atmospheres to get what you want and New Age ideas; past lives and karma discussion; a discussion on whether or not good people go to heaven; man accepts Christ as savior.


Company: Crosswise Productions
Writer: W.L. McWhorter, Jr.: Alan C. Elliott
Producer: Ralph E. Portillo, Jamie Elliott; Brad Wilson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 84 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter