Fall to Grace (2006)

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A high-school-aged Eastern European immigrant finds that life in a new land can have its fair share of difficulties in writer/director Mari Marchbanks's inspiring tale of interconnecting lives. Alexei is a Georgian who moves to the U.S., with his family in tow and the intention of building a new life. Unfortunately, he is only able to land a job as a day laborer. Kristofer hopes to make it as a basketball star and is just looking to find his footing on the court and in the classroom, a task made ever more difficult due to the family's dire financial situation. He develops an enduring crush on the girl next door, Sarah, and though her life is fraught with complications, it seems that Kristofer may be able to turn her around. As the troubled lives in the story crisscross, the characters' intersections and interactions ironically generate hope and shared compassion for one another.
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NR
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

David Stokey
as Leo Minske
Bhagirit Crow
as Alexi Rostropovich
Gabriel Luna
as Kristopher Rostropovich
Heather Hanna
as Lilly Acosta
J. Ed Araiza
as Carlos Acosta
Jessica Roque
as Jessie Acosta
Julia Polozova
as Helena Rostropovich
Kira Pozehl
as Sarah Minske
Cassidy Rose Johnson
as Anika Rostropovich
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Critic Reviews for Fall to Grace

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Seems to have grown from careful observation, but this could be a case where one story would have trumped many.

July 7, 2006
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

Feels like a movie you'd find late at night on a film-festival program, sincere and worthy, yet not quite watchable.

Full Review… | July 7, 2006
Denver Post
Top Critic

A story with a soap-opera feel, but there is a promising amount of raw talent on display.

July 6, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

This is an indie film in the genuine spirit of the word (not some studio-subsidized boutique product), showing compassion while following its own course of low-key redemption.

Full Review… | July 6, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The picture is hopeless: hopelessly earnest, hopelessly well-intentioned, hopelessly bad.

Full Review… | August 27, 2006
Film Freak Central

Here are 12 people. Here are their 12 problems. Here are 12 solutions. World peace. The end.

July 6, 2006
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for Fall to Grace

½

This is an indie film in the genuine spirit of the word (not some studio-subsidized boutique product), showing compassion while following its own course of low-key redemption.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

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