Grace Unplugged (2013)




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A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter's Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning of success. Grace Trey (AJ Michalka) has just turned 18 and aspires to do more than sing in her church's worship band, which is led by her father, Johnny Trey (James Denton), a one-time pop star who gave up his life in secular music when he became a Christian. Grace longs to escape his shadow and make a name for herself singing songs about something other than God, but Johnny warns her that fame is not as glamorous as it looks and reminds her that serving and worshipping God with the talent she's been given is a far more worthwhile goal. (c) Roadside
PG (for thematic elements and brief teen drinking)
Drama , Faith & Spirituality
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Amanda Michalka
as Grace Trey
James Denton
as Johnny Trey
Kevin Pollak
as Frank "Mossy" Mostin
Shawnee Smith
as Michelle Trey
Michael Welch
as Quentin
Jamie Grace
as Rachel
Pia Toscano
as Alyssa
Chris Tomlin
as Himself
Emma Catherwood
as Kendra Burroughs
Chris Ellis
as Pastor Tim Bryant
Zane Holtz
as Jay Grayson
Kelly Thiebaud
as Renae Taylor
Robert Steinberg
as Mark Reynolds
Patricia French
as Sally Benson
Anthony Reynolds
as Rick (Quentin's Dad)
Aimee Dunn
as Donna (Quentin's Mom)
Madison Wolfe
as Young Grace
Lauren Roman
as Recital Announcer
Monica Gambee
as Kendra's Assistant
Tiffany Campbell
as Receptionist
Jared Lankford
as Bass Player
Mary Shaw
as Sharon Bryant
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Critic Reviews for Grace Unplugged

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

It should satisfy its intended audience and maybe even bring a few new viewers into the flock.

Full Review… | October 7, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Tepid and predictable ...

Full Review… | October 5, 2013
Top Critic

Feels like a religious tract more than a movie.

Full Review… | October 5, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Predictable prodigal daughter tale with Christian message.

Full Review… | April 22, 2014
Common Sense Media

A movie with a moral lesson about what is to be valued is effective without being preachy

Full Review… | October 21, 2013

Slick, sophisticated but bland, with that faith-based film curse of having little humor and no edge at all.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Movie Nation

Audience Reviews for Grace Unplugged

A very real and well acted drama about what it takes to be famous and staying true to yourself. Grace Unplugged offers good songs and a very enjoyable time to its audience.

Farah Rizq
Farah Rizq

Surprisingly authentic relationships and a heartfelt story, but it has a rough start before hitting it's stride. Beware of some woodeness and cliches at the beginning, but it warms up and has an decent story to tell.

Thomas Porter
Thomas Porter

Highly predictable and only mildly engaging Christian themed movie. AJ Michalka was fine as Grace, however I feel her sister, Aly, would have been better in the role. The music is good, but the story is well-worn. Worth a watch.

Don Schick
Don Schick

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