Monday, August 8, 2011

The Grace Card: Family Movie Review

"I promise to pray for you every day, ask your forgiveness, grant you the same, and be your friend always."
The Mac McDonald family has long since struggled with love and unity since a tragic accident seventeen years ago and finances and Mac's emotional griefs are quickly disintegrating the already minuscule family bond. Mac constantly struggles with anger towards his wife and wayward son Blake who is teetering on the edge of ruin with his education and social life.
For seventeen years Mac has taken his bitterness and grief and turned it against everyone in his life. Mac's only source of sanity in life is his job on the Memphis Police Force as he tries to make a difference. Much to Mac's dismay he is teamed up with rising star and part time pastor Sergeant Sam Wright.
The exact opposite of Mac, Sam has a fulfilling life as a loving father and husband who serves God with his life and every action. Sam's faith is tested as he tries to show Mac what God is capable of doing if he'll realize that God has not turned His back on Mac and his family.

A very satisfying story of redemption and hope, the Grace Card is a great family movie.

Ages: 12-adult or based on parent's opinion
Violence: Two scenes of action on the force and gun wielding. And in both scenes there is a noticeable amount of blood so some young audiences might be disturbed.
Language: One use of 'freaking' and 'for God's sake'
Other: There is obvious disagreement over racism between the main characters.

This film has producers with similar goals to Sherwood films and most of the actors are not 'real' practicing actors, but surprisingly it wasn't unbearably cheesy.

Overall, a refreshingly clean and powerful film. I would recommend it for a family film night.

You can view the trailer and movie overview at The Grace Card website.

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