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The Grace Card

on 11/6/2011

This movie could have been great, but it is only good. The story is better than the movie. The two male lead actors carry their weight well. They both show experience. And of course, there is the brief appearance of veteran actor Louis Gossett, Jr., who gives the movie credibility just by his showing up in it. However, the rest of the cast don’t seem natural. They seem wooden and their dialogue is stiff. It’s as if they are too self-conscious about being in the movie and delivering their lines. The guy playing the surgeon is especially bad. (He’s an actual M.D., as the credits state.) They forgot that acting is play-acting, or “pretending” like you do when you’re a kid. And the music ruins it. The church choir singing is great. That is natural. But the overlay of Christian pop songs is cheesy and takes away the believability. It’s more of the emotional manipulation that is so over-the-top, you just want to shake your head in disbelief. (You know, there really is not a soundtrack to life. There is no music playing in the air. Any music in a movie should be a natural part of the story, like the church choir singing in the worship service scenes, or a song playing over the radio.) There are times when the storyline becomes predictable. I guessed way in advance how it was going to turn out. I saw it coming. Even so, this movie is worth watching.

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Everything can change in an instant...And take a lifetime to unravel. Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships by extending and receiving god's grace. Offer the grace card, and never underestimate the power of god's love.


Studio Sony
SKU 221961289
UPC 043396380370
UPC 14 00043396380370
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Rating Rating
Family Crises
Family Life
Editors Note
Note This earnest evangelical drama draws inspiration from the Bible verse Hebrews 4:16 ("We will find grace to help us when we need it") in its tale of a police officer named Bill "Mac" McDonald (Michael Joiner) whose life is shattered (and his faith severely challenged) when he loses his son in a tragic accident. Eighteen years of rage and hostility ensue, marked by rapidly crumbling relationships with his family members and strained relationships on the force. Events reach a fever pitch, however, when Mac gets partnered up in the squad car with Sam Wright (Michael Higgenbottom), an African-American ordained minister-turned-cop with a loving and supportive family. Despite the many obstacles standing in the way, the men gradually work toward overcoming their differences and helping one another.
Los Angeles Times "THE GRACE CARD becomes increasingly involving and assured..." 02/25/2011
Louis Gossett
Michael Joiner
Michael Higgenbottom
Joy Moore
Cast & Crew
Louis Gossett Jr. - Star
Michael Joiner - Star
Michael Higgenbottom - Star
Joy Moore - Star
Dawntoya Thomason - Star
Rob Erickson - Co-Star
Cindy Hodge - Co-Star
Howard Klausner - Screenwriter
Brent Rowan - Composer
David Evans - Story
John Paul Clark - Director of Photography
David Evans - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00043396380370
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), Widescreen, English, French, Korean, Chinese
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Video Format DVD

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