Grace Card, The
PG-13
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: +2

FILM SYNOPSIS: THE GRACE CARD is the first movie from Memphis-based Graceworks Pictures in conjunction with Calvary Pictures. Inspired by and modeled after Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry that created Fireproof, this next generation of faith-based film brings together Church and Hollywood—Memphis’ Calvary Church working alongside veteran screenwriter Howard Klausner (Space Cowboys) and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. Graceworks is the vision of Dr. David Evans, an optometrist in Memphis, who directed and serves as the executive producer of THE GRACE CARD. Calvary Pictures is a ministry of Calvary, a Church of the Nazarene led by Pastor Lynn Holmes in Cordova, Tenn.

Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Well, it’s a drama alright. It includes the death of a child, bigotry, family squabbles, a son doing drugs, and financial problems. What it doesn’t always have is finesse. Rather, the script and some of the performances are heavy-handed and transparent. What saves it from being a well-meaning “church” film is the gentle insertion of spiritual themes. A preacher’s sermon concerning love and another about the power of grace are both sincere and enlightening. Ultimately uplifting, it is worth supporting.

Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements not suitable for children.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Graceworks Pictures

Summary
Crude Language: Not reviewed.
Obscene Language: Not reviewed.
Profanity: Not reviewed.
Violence: Not reviewed.
Sexual Intercourse: Not reviewed.
Nudity: Not reviewed.
Homosexual Conduct: Not reviewed.
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Not reviewed.
Drug Abuse: Not reviewed.
Other: Not reviewed.
Running Time: Unknown
Intended Audience: Family

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