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I am always on the look-out for family-friendly media. For awhile there, it was getting pretty scarce and hard to find. But, now it seems like there are more companies producing decent, family-friendly entertainment (most with a Christian message) and I’m so glad. Our family’s media library has definitely grown to include lots of good movies and I love sharing them with you!
The latest in our collection is Grace of God. It’s tagline is “A Story of Easter Traditions” but I’m not sure why, as I really saw no connection to Easter in the film and it’s great to watch any time of year.
About the Movie
Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church’s collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly’s views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief there really is rebirth and redemption.
Released on DVD March 24, 2015
99 Minutes // Genre: Family, Inspirational // Rating: NR
Heidi Says . . .
As a Disney-Pixar movie fan, I was excited to see that John Ratzenberger played a part in this movie. As it turns out, he only plays a very small part at the beginning and end of the movie, but he IS in it. 😉 After viewing the movie, I was rather surprised by the actors whose faces were on the cover as none of them were main characters. I’m guessing the choice was made to put them on the cover based on their status. Just know, if you’re looking for a big part from John Ratzenberger, Erin Bethea, or Lorenzo Lamas, you won’t find it in Grace of God.
Speaking of the 80’s heartthrob, Lorenzo Lamas . . . I was surprised to see him making an appearance in a family-friendly film. He actually looks quite a bit different than you might remember (not exactly the “hunk” I remembered! LOL)
The storyline of this movie is good and it certainly took some plot twists that I wasn’t expecting, which was nice (I hate when a book or movie is so predictable that you know at the beginning exactly how it’s going to end). I did feel like it was drawn out a bit more than might have been necessary to tell the story. But, I would definitely watch it again and am glad to have it as part of our media library.
Detective Broadly is a character that you’ll develop a love-hate relationship with; he starts out really tough, but softens toward the end. The church secretary, who also plays a large role in the film, is an endearing character – a single mom trying to do her best with her two grown daughters. I’d actually love to see more movies with these characters (sequel, maybe?)
Walmart is the primary retailer for this movie. You can find out more or place your order at Walmart.com (or look for it at your local store). While you’re there, be sure to check out the other family-friendly films they have available. I love knowing I can walk into Walmart and find movies that my whole family can safely view together.
***This post made possible by Propeller Consulting, LLC , who provided the prize for this giveaway.***