The Grace Card

2010

Drama

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IMDb Rating 6.4 10 2,605

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Louis Gossett Jr. as Pastor Jim
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Reviewed by Error_PC_LOAD_LETTER 8 / 10 / 10

"The Grace Card" is a realistic but miraculous portrayal about loving people who don't deserve it, overcoming old wounds, and forgiveness.

Some will reject this movie from the offset because it is a Christian-themed movie, which is unfortunate. It portrays life as it really is, and the struggles we have with wrongs done to us in the past, and the profound moments of letting go, of grace and reconciliation and forgiveness. Although we see God working through the hearts, actions, and circumstances of people, it is not one of those films that portrays this in a triumphal, miraculous, or unrealistic way. It's the story of a Memphis cop, Bill "Mac" McDonald, who, 17 years prior, lost his 5-year-old son who was an innocent bystander when police were conducting a drug bust on their street. "Mac" turns inward and becomes very bitter, a racist and a perfectionist, straining relations with his wife and other son, and has an attitude problem which keeps him from getting promoted as a cop. Seventeen years later, still deeply embittered and racist, Mac looses out on a promotion that goes to an African-American cop Sam Wright. Sam has struggles of his own. He is a preacher in a small, somewhat declining Church of the Nazarene congregation that seems to be growing stagnant. Sam had hoped that God would bless his ministry and be able to commit full time to it, but in order to support his family, must remain on the Police force. He's a pretty good preacher, but God seems to be using him in even more effective ways on the Police force. Sam Wright and Bill "Mac" McDonald (the racist, embittered cop) are temporarily placed together as partners on the police force. Despite being emotionally with it, even Sam is deeply hurt by Mac's nonacceptance, unfriendliness, hurtful remarks and scowling hatred merely because Sam is a black man. As a result it hurts his ministry which wants him to preach forgiveness and reconciliation. Without giving away too much, it is Sam's grandfather (played by Louis Gossett Jr.) who helps Sam deal with his feelings, and produces a short letter from his grandfather the 1880s that becomes the miraculous premise for helping Sam overcome his hurt. A NEW tragedy in Mac McDonald's family brings Sam and Mac closer together in Mac's hour of desperate, prayer-fraught need. Yes, there is a surprise twist or two in the plot. It should be noted that this movie is the work of a first-time director David G. Evans and scores of first-time actors, sponsored mainly by one church (Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Memphis). Even so, the results are remarkably good. The actors, the police force -- all seem like down to earth, ordinary people pulled together by miraculous circumstances, and a few surprise twists. We see God working profoundly through hearts and circumstances rather than divine intervention and miracles. Only a couple of actors are less than professional and their lines or scenes are short, unobtrusive. Louis Gossett fits in well with his stellar performance. The film also has great shots of Memphis, portraying the city as it really is -- many of the familiar but less known streets and intersections. Don't expect a high-tech thriller. But this is a realistic, down-to-earth slice of life film with a powerful Christian theme of Grace and reconciliation.

Reviewed by jamesericmyers 10 / 10 / 10

Family Friendly Drama That Inspires

We had the opportunity of previewing The Grace Card with other local community leaders recently. While many faith based movies that are family friendly and maintain a solid moral direction they often times lack in quality and presentation. The Grace Card, like a few others (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, etc.) is the exception. Overall the plot, presentation and quality of the film was excellent and I'd highly recommend this picture to people looking for an uplifting family friendly movie to watch. The Grace Card is a drama and we took our teenager and preteen boys to the viewing and they enjoyed the film just as much as we did. While most Hollywood dramas are something can't watch as a family once again The Grace Card is the exception. Anyone looking for a good drama that is thought provoking that they can watch with the family will enjoy this movie.

Reviewed by julie-708 10 / 10 / 10

THE GRACE CARD entertains and enlightens. Expect to walk out with new resolve to give and receive grace.

It's so nice to see a well-made film that entertains, enlightens, and challenges us to be our better selves. Mac has good reason for his bitterness and unforgiveness, but it's colored his whole life and continually inflicts pain on his family. Sam, on the other hand, is understandably conflicted when he's forced to partner with Mac in this cop drama. The inter-twinings of their families and their lives bring the real issues to a fever pitch in a desperate situation. I also loved Oscar winner Lou Gossett Jr.'s character, as the elder sage who had clearly walked this road before. Everyone has something in their lives--some pain or disappointment they hold on to. THE GRACE CARD is a wonderful drama about shaking free from it, and at the same time, releasing others.

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