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Nearing Grace (2005)

In the shadow of a family loss, the youngest son develops interest in an attractive high school classmate, paying little mind of her athletic boyfriend or of his own female best friend.

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Henry Nearing
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Grace Chance
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Merna Ash
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Blair Nearing
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Lance
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Clement C. Haydes
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Tripp
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Shep Nearing
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Rose Nearing
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Strawberry (as Amy Minderhout)
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Studly Bartender
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Brent DeBoer ...
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Jon Fell ...
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In New Jersey, 1978-79, the Nearing family loses Rose Nearing, leaving a husband and two sons reeling with the loss. As the father slips increasingly toward drink and the collegiate older brother toward substance abuse and a career in drug smuggling, youngest son Henry has eyes for Grace, the high school senior class beauty. She reciprocates Henry's interest, despite having a steady boyfriend. What Henry takes for granted is his best friend friendship with Merna, a girl who's been there for him since childhood. Written by statmanjeff

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What if the one thing you want is the last thing you need?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for drug use, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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18 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Flertarontas me tin katastrofi  »

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$2,650,000 (estimated)
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The yellow car which Henry (Gregory Smith) drives around is an early 1970s Volkswagen 181, known in the United States as a Volkswagen Thing. See more »

Goofs

When main character Henry Nearing is carded at the bar, the bartender asks if he is 21, but the drinking age in NJ in 1978 was 18 not 21. See more »

Quotes

Merna Ash: What do you want, Henry? I mean truly want?
Henry Nearing: I want to be above all the thorns.
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References The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

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Sleepwalker
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
Courtesy of Koch Entertainment
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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High Hopes Not Really Met
16 October 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie this weekend here in New York, and I had really high hopes for it. Maybe that's where things first went wrong. This was a good idea for a story, heck, it's been done before. But this kind of coming of age story can usually be redone and retold in a rewarding way with the right script and cast. I think my main problem isn't that I hated this movie - I didn't feel one way or another about it. I didn't understand why the characters were the way they were. I wanted to know more about Grace - okay, maybe she was supposed to be mysterious but that didn't come across on screen...I was interested in why she was the way she was about guys, her stance on love, etc. As for the protagonist, i don't think it was the fault of the actor, but the he was just annoying and not sympathetic at all.


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