Gracie (2007)



Critic Consensus: Gracie can be rousing and touching in spots, but is ultimately undone by its predictable story arc and a lack of nuance.

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In 1978, a teenage girl fights to play on the boys' varsity soccer team after her brother, a soccer champion, dies. In the process, she wins the right for girls everywhere to play.
PG-13 (for brief sexual content)
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Carly Schroeder
as Gracie Bowen
Elisabeth Shue
as Lindsey Bowen
Dermot Mulroney
as Bryan Bowen
Andrew Shue
as Coach Owen Clark
Joshua Caras
as Peter Wicker
Julia Garro
as Jena Walpen
Hunter Schroeder
as Mike Bowen
Jesse Lee Soffer
as Johnny Bower
Trevor Heins
as Daniel Bowen
Madison Arnold
as Grandad
John Doman
as Coach Colasanti
Christopher Shand
as Kyle Rhodes
Emma Bell
as Kate Dorset
Peter McRobbie
as Principal Enright
James Biberi
as Officer Sal Famulari
Donny Gray
as Donny
Karl Schellscheidt
as Referee Jay Gavitt
Lou Sumrall
as Greasy Bouncer
Patrick McRobbie
as Principal Enright
C.C. Loveheart
as Bowsher's Asssitant
Leslie Lyles
as Chairwoman Connie Bowsher
Tashya Valdevit
as Maryellen Connors
Jay Patterson
as Boardmember Rice
Brian Smiar
as Boardmember Fitzpatrick
Robens Jerome
as Rodney
Dan Metcalfe
as Kingston Coach
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Critic Reviews for Gracie

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (37)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 5, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's too bad that Gracie's story seems bent on staying on the surface of such familiar turf, rather than digging deeper to reveal what propels her.

August 31, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

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Full Review… | June 29, 2007
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Ends up more like a middling after-school special than an insightful look at family dynamics.

Full Review… | June 22, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Gracie


Nothing special but not bad

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Very interesting true back story to this film. I liked the whole girl power thing and the movie did have one scene that nearly broke my heart. It was pretty okay for what it was.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

This inspired of true one family's story is a score! This moving feel-good story is so emotionally and courage of a 15-year-old girl who vowed to replace his late brother on the high-school soccer team. I found out about this events followed the ultimely 1988 death of William Shue, the brother of cast members Elisabeth and Andrew Shue and executive producer John Shue from Who magazine before watching the movie. They are fans of soccer, that's why, just like Elisabeth should be the one of Gracie's footsteps because she's the only one sister of the Shue family like in this story.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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