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Grace of My Heart (1996)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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Illeana Douglas delivers a superb performance as Denise Waverly, a fictional singer and songwriter whose life bears more than a passing resemblance to that of real-life pop star Carole King. Edna Buxton, the daughter of a Philadelphia steel tycoon, aspires to a career as a singer, and when against her mother's bidding she sings a sultry version of "Hey There (You With the Stars in Your Eyes)" (instead of Mom's choice, "You'll Never Walk Alone") at a talent contest, she wins a recording contact

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Musical & Performing Arts, Drama

Allison Anders

Apr 18, 2000

MCA Universal Home Video

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The lead, Ileana Douglas, is good, but the musical film suffers from repetitive structure and lack of sufficiently interesting ideas.

June 7, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

An intelligent, engaging comedy-drama that will have audiences tapping their toes and running off to buy the soundtrack.

September 10, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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Illeana Douglas grabs onto her first starring role with passion and conviction.

December 3, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Pean to creativity and a celebration of one woman's indomitable creativity.

August 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Grace of My Heart

A personal favorite. Love it.
December 10, 2007
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    1. Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton: Mother, I can't sing in a dress that doesn't fit.
    2. Mrs. Buxton: The dress suits the occasion. It's you that doesn't fit.
    – Submitted by Frances H (13 months ago)
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