Nearing Grace Reviews

October 15, 2006
It's so exceptionally well done, so exceedingly well-cast that it makes one realize how few such films actually succeed at all.
October 13, 2006
A fine coming-of-age drama about a sexually eager young man who discovers that anything is possible with a friend who is loving and trustworthy after years of giving and forgiving.
October 13, 2006
The story is small, but their performances give it depth and weight.
October 13, 2006
It's also refreshingly low-key and more intelligent than 90% of the movies aimed at the teen crowd. That by itself is a fine achievement.
October 13, 2006
...cinematic youth has rarely seemed so convincingly uncertain, and Brewster could definitely drive a young guy crazy.
October 12, 2006
Smart, funny and, thanks in no small part to David Geddes' cinematography, it occasionally approaches the poetic.
October 12, 2006
Bursting with hormones, angst, humor and heartbreak, Rick Rosenthal's Nearing Grace, set during the late 1970's in suburban New Jersey, follows a teenager's efforts to survive both the recent loss of his mother and his senior year of high school.
October 12, 2006
The characters are stereotypes, their situations are familiar and the outcome is predictable. But the whole thing is viewed from such a feel-good perspective that we're willing to overlook much of that.
October 12, 2006
If we've seen it all before, Nearing Grace's mix of nostalgia and contempt for the follies of youth is a potent one.
August 15, 2006
The richness of the characters and themes in Nearing Grace inspire director Rick Rosenthal and his cast to create a film with terrific emotional energy and larkish humor.