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Nearing Grace (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  18 June 2005 (USA)
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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)
Raissa Fleming ...
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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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$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 »

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A modern-day SUV can be seen in an aerial view of the city. See more »

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Grace Chance: Nipples are very personal.
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Great Coming of Age Story
18 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film! Its a great indie drama and I would definitely watch this film again. The story is a great coming of age story set in the 70's. I really loved the characters, especially Gregory Smith's character, Henry. I have been waiting for a breakthrough performance from him and this was it! His character deals with everything from family issues, regarding his brother and his father (David Morse); to girl problems, involving his crush (Jordana Brewster) and his best friend. This was definitely a job well done by Ashley Johnson, who plays Henry's best friend. Its got drama and it has its funny moments too.


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