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Grace Is Gone

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Grace Is Gone

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
84 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/07/07
performer:
John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Marisa Tomei
director:
James C. Strouse
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
66488
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

In the moving drama Grace Is Gone, John Cusack plays Stanley, a husband whose soldier wife was just killed in Iraq, and who can’t bring himself to tell his two daughters. The ensuing narrative — he whisks the girls away on a drive to Florida — feels like a retread of uplifting cinematic road trips. (The usually staid Stanley drives through a field to prove he’s…liberated?) The performances, though, are uniformly great, particularly the understated Cusack and the grave Shélan O’Keefe as the 12-year-old Heidi. EXTRAS A quickie making-of and a news clip on a real-life military widower who helped Cusack prepare. B

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