The Grace Card (2011)
Critic Consensus: Tailored for a very specific audience, The Grace Card delivers its noble religious message via implausible plot twists and preachy dialogue.
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Critic Reviews for The Grace Card
Movie goers likely will look over The Grace Card's entertainment value to focus on this simple prescription for how to gracefully love your neighbor.
Blessed with fine performances, credible dialogue and slick production values that belie a reportedly paltry budget, The Grace Card ranks among the better religious-themed indies released in recent years.
It's OK to put out a movie with a message. But rendering even potentially dramatic stories so inoffensive that they bear no relation to reality makes for middling drama.
Despite its lapse into melodrama, this faith-based drama is surprisingly effective.
Audience Reviews for The Grace Card
This movie was ok. It had bad acting, it was pretty much the same old story about a family falling apart and then reconciling.
My girlfriend heard about this movie at church before it's theatrical release. Because we live in a small city, we had to wait until its DVD release to see it.
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One of the critics put it best: This movie was about as interesting as an Afterschool Special. The problem with this, and most "Christian" dramas is that they are decidedly two-demensional, and not the least bit nauanced. As I was watching the plot come down the road from a mile away, it seemed that it would be much more believable if the plot, like life (even a life infused with spirituality and devoted and subsisting with God), had taken an unanticipated turn. The movie would have been much better if the preacher-partner and the rebelious kid had died in the course of the transplant surgery. Then, they, like people in real life, would have expressed the essential Christian realization that this life is a pilgram journey, a vail of tears. This life is like looking in a mirror. We look in the mirror in this lifetime. We see our reflection in the next. Do in this life what you hope to see in the next.
If you want a movie that really reflects the reality and beauty of Christianity, see "Of Gods and Men."
The Grace Card Quotes
|Debra Wright:||We all lose sight of the meaning Forgiveness. The Grace Card. shows a deep meaningful part of forgiveness which is Grace. We all need Grace!|
|George Wright:||Never underestimate the power of grace.|
|Blake McDonald:||Don't go preacher on me man.|
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