MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 931 this week

Gracie's Choice (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  12 January 2004 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 2,348 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 2 critic

A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and 1 half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

Director:

Writers:

(based in part on "Reader's Digest" article), (teleplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 09 Feb 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Gracie's Choice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gracie's Choice (TV Movie 2004)

Gracie's Choice (TV Movie 2004) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gracie's Choice.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mom at Sixteen (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Jane Krakowski, Clare Stone
Augusta, Gone (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Matheson
Stars: Sharon Lawrence, Mika Boorem, Tamara Hope
Fifteen and Pregnant (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Park Overall, Julia Whelan
Odd Girl Out (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school. A well-adjusted teenager becomes depressed when ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Lisa Vidal, Leah Pipes
Lies My Mother Told Me (TV Movie 2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Inspired by actual events, about a young girl and her mother, Laren Sims, a con-artist and master of disguises who steals the identities of other women and then turns to murder to protect her secrets.

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Joely Richardson, Colm Feore, Hayden Panettiere
Fifty Pills (2006)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Darren Giles has lost his college scholarship, can't work up the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams and doesn't have the cash to stay in college another semester. Unless he can ... See full summary »

Director: Theo Avgerinos
Stars: Diora Baird, Kristen Bell, Anne Bellamy
The Pregnancy Project (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A 17-year-old, attending a Washington state high-school, made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.

Director: Norman Buckley
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Walter Perez, Sarah Smyth
The Receipt (2005)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

THE RECE!PT is an exciting roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who only have minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Leni. He's just received a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Garrick
Stars: Matthew D. McCallum, Kristen Bell, Dina Meyer
A Family's Decision (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.

Director: Éva Gárdos
Stars: Kathy Baker, Paul Dano, Katie Stuart
To Be Fat Like Me (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As part of a film project, a physically fit teenager dons a fat suit to gain experience of the hardships facing overweight high school students.

Director: Douglas Barr
Stars: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Melissa Halstrom, Michael Phenicie
Secret Cutting (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself.

Director: Norma Bailey
Stars: Sean Young, Kimberlee Peterson, Robert Wisden
Last Days of America (Video 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Last days of America is a story about a young woman who has left society and is now embarked on an inward journey of silence into herself. Although she is living in a small cottage in the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Ford
Stars: Angela Bettis, Suzanne Santos, Tiffyn Cvejanovich
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Louela Lawson
...
Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
...
...
Judge
...
Rose Carlton
Brian Akins ...
Ryan Walker
...
Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong ...
Robbie Locascio
...
Ray
...
Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros ...
Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens ...
Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ...
Paul Gottfredson
...
Mr. Hines
Edit

Storyline

Anne Heche plays an abusive mother to Gracie, played by Kristen Bell. Gracie has always taken care of her three younger brothers and one sister. When her mother's drug and alcohol use goes too far, Gracie decides to take on the official role of mother to her brothers. Written by roxie blues

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A grandmother in denial. A mother on a downward spiral. Now, it's up to 16-year-old Gracie to keep the children together. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gracie választása  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Gracie is at work filling out an application for a scholarship her hair is in a brown headband. When she is running up to the hospital after getting the phone call her hair is back in clips, one on each side. When she walks into the hospital room her hair is back in the headband again. This could be because they originally had her grandmother go to the hospital earlier in the story and they used the same running clip. Earlier in the story her hair was in the two clips. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Thompson: C'mon boys, the judge only gave us five minutes to come up with a last name.
Ryan Walker: Hey, how about,
[sounding it out]
Ryan Walker: W-Wea-ther-ly? Because we've been through bad weather.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wow! What an inspirational story!
18 January 2004 | by (MA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on the Lifetime Television network after hearing some good reviews and seeing previews. The plot follows Gracie(Kristen Bell), a 17 year old girl who deals with trying to keep her brothers from being taken away from her and put into foster homes due to her drug-addicted and often absent mother Rowena(Anne Heche). With stunning performances from both Bell and Heche as the daughter and mother duo the film has real edge. With the supporting cast including Diane Ladd, this television movie surpasses the stereotypes of a typical movie-of-the-week. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be inspired by a true story set to the screen.


34 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When someone gives you the 'It's either me or them' ultimatium... skinny_school_girl
Step brothers? tutyfruity00957
the end tara83192
Gracie's choice - as in her actual choice not just the title.. Loumie
TRUE STORY? chrissy_13
Question regarding Juvenile Hall akincaid7997
Discuss Gracie's Choice (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?