Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Movie Review: The Grace Card - PG13

Coming to theaters 2-25-11

Mac McDonald is a miserable person.  17 years ago,  his young son was hit and killed by a car.   Today, his anger is still impacting both his family life and his job as a cop.  His surviving son Blake is hanging out with a bad crowd and flunking out of school.  His wife is seeking counseling to cope with their unhappy life.  His  supervisor at the police dept. is also concerned about his attitude and assigns him a partner, which Mac is not happy about.

His new partner is Sam Wright, who is a part-time pastor who would like it to be full time.  He is a cop in order to provide for his family.

It was actually disturbing to see how Mac impacts those around him:  his wife, his son and his partner.   Both Mac and Sam are missing something in their life;  Mac has shut God out of his life for a long time, and Sam begins to doubt his calling as a pastor.

Sam relies on his faith, and guidance from his grandfather George (Louis Gossett Jr.), but it takes a tragic incident to provide the impetus for change that Mac needs in his life.

I've reviewed quite a few movies that emphasize forgiveness, but The Grace Card brought it to a whole new level.   The ending is especially emotional, and unexpected.

A very good movie worth seeing.


Michael Joiner said...

Thank you for that wonderful review...
-Michael Joiner, lead actor (Mac McDonald)of "The Grace Card"

Christine said...

Thank you for commenting. Your performance was excellent!

Rodney said...

Thanks so much for your mention of The Grace Card movie in your blog. You and your readers may now visit http://www.thegracecardmovie.com/theaters to find a theater near you.

cleancomedian said...

Thank you, and by the way, I used to attend Hollywood Presbyterian, which is the church in your photo with the Hollywood sign...back when the wonderful lloyd Ogilvie was pastor :)

Anonymous said...

Excited about it, can't wait!!
-Ria Spencer Palm Springs, Ca.

Holy Events said...

We're giving away a pair of AMC movie passes which can be used to see The Grace Card! Visit our website or Facebook page for details.


Rodney said...

Thanks for your support in sharing the news about The Grace Card movie that releases to theaters next Friday (2/25/2011)!

Very quickly, I wanted to let you know about THE GRACE CARD app released on Facebook last weekend! This app provides you and your readers the opportunity to share an exclusive 5-minute clip of the movie with your Facebook friends!

Please feel free to share this information/links on your blog as well:

WATCH an exclusive 5-minute clip from the The Grace Card movie's FACEBOOK page before it opens in theaters across the nation next Friday, 2/25/2011!

1. DIRECT LINK to app: http://apps.facebook.com/providentfilms/thegracecard/splash?utm_source=thegracecard_2_14
2. Link to Grace Card fan page: http://www.facebook.com/thegracecard?sk=app_7146470109

TORCH said...

I'm sorry, but I just don't agree. This movie was clumsily put together and acted poorly. Yes, the message was great, but I can read an essay or something if I'm merely interested in good messages. It was better than Fireproof, though, I'll give it that.

A far better movie that deals with similar themes is The Sensation of Sight.