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Film Review: ‘Grace Unplugged’

4 October 2013 3:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The makers of “Grace Unplugged” deserve at least some credit for resisting temptations toward melodramatic excess in spinning their story about a young Christian singer’s flirtation with secular stardom. But even though they may be successful at preaching to the converted, their tepid and predictable pic isn’t likely to attract crossover audiences. Expect fair to middling niche-market B.O., and slightly better numbers in homevid sales.

Eighteen-year-old Grace Trey (Aj Michalka) is introduced at a point somewhere between sullen resentment and open rebellion in terms of her relationship with her father, Johnny Trey (James Denton), a one-hit-wonder rocker who, after fueling his crash-and-burn collapse with drink and drugs, found God and took a job as music minister at an Alabama church.

Not surprisingly, Johnny’s control-freakish direction of her contributions to their church performances — and his threat to ditch her from his Christian music band if she don »

- Joe Leydon

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2 new Grace Unplugged Clips Starring Aj Michalka

4 October 2013 5:57 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Watch clips from Grace Unplugged. The Brad J. Silverman film from Roadside Attractions stars Aj Michalka, James Denton, Kevin Pollak, Shawnee Smith, Michael Welch and Jamie Grace. Here's what the film's about: Michalka, known for Jj Abrams' Super 8 sci-fi film, stars is the title character who, having just turned 18, aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father—a former pop star. But with the help of Mossy, her dad's former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad's old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about. »

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New Grace Unplugged Clip

2 October 2013 4:42 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Watch a new clip from Roadside Attractions' Grace Unplugged, starring Aj Michalka. Brad J. Silverman directs the October 4th, 2013 release, and also scripts with James Killian and Brandon Rice. Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father—a former pop star. But with the help of Mossy, her dad's former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad's old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about. »

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Watch the trailer for Grace Unplugged starring Aj Michalka

21 June 2013 5:28 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the trailer for Roadside Attractions' Grace Unplugged music drama, starring Aj Michalka, James Denton, Kevin Pollak and Shawnee Smith, as well as Michael Welch and Jamie Grace. The film opens October 4th under the direction of Brad J. Silverman, who also writes alongside James Killian and Brandon Rice Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father—a former pop star. But with the help of Mossy, her dad's former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad's old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about. »

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