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As a teenager the rule in our house was that if a movie had more than 3 swear words in it, it got turned off. It is important to be careful what kids watch, but I think it is just as important as an adult to be careful what I listen to and watch. I find it harder and harder to find movies that don't use bad language and are clean in content.
That is why I was so excited when I got the opportunity to review the movie THE GRACE CARD
Do you remember the movie Fireproof? This movie is made by a different company, Graceworks Pictures in conjunction with Calvary Pictures, but inspired by and modeled after Sherwood Pictures (Fireproof, Facing the Giants, Flywheel). The website says, "this faith-based film brings together Church and Hollywood." I love that.
This movie begins with a scene showing Mac McDonald's young son die. The main part of the story is set years later. Mac is still filled with anger, grief, and bitterness and his family is falling apart because of it. The anger and bitterness also come out in his job as a police officer hurting his chances for promotion and making others not want to work with him. Mac is given a new patrol partner, Sgt. Sam Wright. Things get interesting as we see just how different Mac and Sam are. Sam, also a preacher, is trying to teach his congregation how to love the unlovable, but learns just how hard that is when dealing with his new partner.
I won't ruin the whole storyline, but I will tell you that the movie has a wonderful theme of forgiveness and giving and receiving grace.
I really liked this movie. I like that being a Christian was portrayed in a respectful way. I get tired of the movies that make Christians look like crazy lunatics. I also think this is a family a movie that you could watch with your teenage children. It has real issues that people deal with on a daily basis even if they have never dealt with the specific events in the movie. If I had to say one thing I didn't like it would be that I thought the ending came to an end too neatly, too quickly. The resolution came a bit too easily for me. Even so I would definitely recommend this movie without hesitation.
This movie is rated PG-13 for violence (there wasn't much violence) and thematic elements.
This movie is now out on DVD.
Want to learn more about THE GRACE CARD?
You can watch the trailer at either of these links
Check out the website: http://www.thegracecardmovie.com/
or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegracecard
Want to WIN THE GRACE CARD?
One reader will win a DVD of this movie.
Simply leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite family friendly movie.
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This giveaway will end at 10:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Winner will be announced on blog and will have 48 hours to e-mail me their address.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one of more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."