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States of Grace (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  23 April 2014 (France)
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The lives of a street preacher, an aspiring actress, a Mormon missionary, and a young gang banger intersect in this ensemble drama set in present-day Santa Monica, California.

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Lozano
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Farrell
Lamont Stephens ...
Carl
Rachel Emmers ...
Holly
Jo-sei Ikeda ...
Louis
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Mae
Allah Chatman ...
Todd
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Banks
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Mangum
John Pentecost ...
President Beecroft
Pete Jackson ...
Downy
Rege Lewis ...
Jordan
Danny Martinez ...
Manuel
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Abe (as Fatal Instinct)
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Sister Hershey
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Although Elder Farrell and Elder Lozano are assigned together as Mormon missionary companions they are a study in contrasts. Farrell, from Utah, is bookish, sensitive, focused on seeking potential converts, and dedicated to following mission rules. Elder Lozano was shot by a rival gang when being initiated into the Latino gang of his brothers and then was converted to the LDS church while recovering at the same time as a missionary in the hospital. Due to go home in three weeks, he shows more interest in playing basketball than teaching people. One day while going door to door in Venice, California they find themselves caught in crossfire as a Latino gang does a drive-by shooting. Lozano renders aid to Carl, an African American gang member who is seriously wounded. Upon recovery, Carl thanks him and becomes interested in learning about what the missionary has to teach about redemption. Returning home, the elders find an ill man lying on the street and take him back to their apartment.... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Beyond faith, beyond reason, beyond experience.

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and mature thematic material

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God's Army 2: States of Grace  »

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When Louis starts preaching on the beach from the Book of Mormon he selects Mosiah 4:18-19 which are verses from an address by King Benjamin concerning giving of food and other substance to the poor. These are very appropriate considering his own lack of substance. See more »

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[first lines]
Lozano: [the elders are playing basketball on "P" day. Speaking to Elder Farrell] Come on. Get in here man, we're getting our butts kicked.
[Elder Farrell shakes his head negatively]
Elder Mangum: Come on Farrell, we're one man short.
Sister Savea: I'll do it.
Elder Mangum: I said, we're one MAN short.
Sister Savea: You're one short man, that's what you are.
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Truly Moving
5 November 2005 | by (Lindon, Utah) – See all my reviews

It's a movie about strugglers (some Mormon, most not) and the grace of God; it is beautiful, and even though from a Mormon perspective, it is not an in-your-face Mormon flick.

If you liked the ending to "Brigham City" (sacrament scene) you'll like this even better - less Mormon, more universal, and absolutely moving.

I wish there were more movies like this - that cause me to think about my relationships with others, my commitment to Christ, and how happy I am to live in a land where I am free to worship as I choose.

I hope people will see this movie and not worry about whether it's just a bunch of "Mormon propaganda" - because it is not. The Mormons are not the good guys and the non-Mormons are not the bad guys. There's plenty of good, bad and in-between for all.

Good job to all involved!!!


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