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Nearing Grace (2005)

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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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(novel), (screenplay) (as Jacob Aaron Estes)
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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 ...
Spanish Teacher
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Studly Bartender
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Prom Band - The Band of Warhols
Brent DeBoer ...
Prom Band - The Band of Warhols
Jon Fell ...
Prom Band - The Band of Warhols (as John 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)  »

Also Known As:

Flertarontas me tin katastrofi  »

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$2,650,000 (estimated)
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The car which Grace (Jordana Brewster) steals, and Henry (Gregory Smith) burns is a 1969 Plymouth Fury. See more »

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

Quotes

Henry Nearing: [caught sneaking home through his bedroom window] Don't you know it's impolite to enter your son's room without permission?
Shep Nearing: Why you always sneaking in and out your window?
Henry Nearing: It's easier for one to just go than to explain where one is going.
Shep Nearing: And how come you always sound like you're quoting fortune cookies lately?
Henry Nearing: I think answers always leads to more questions.
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References The Incredible Hulk (1978) 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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John Hughes lives on!
11 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable coming-of-age tale, set in 1979, is reminiscent of Hughes' pre-HOME ALONE efforts. A high school senior (Greg Smith) is in shock after his mom's death and begins disengaging from life. His dad (David Morse, sporting a beard and long, scraggly hair) is a hopeless doper and his brother is a chip off the old block. The only thing that keeps him from falling off the face of the earth are the women in his life: childhood pal Merna (Ashley Johnson) and the alluring and slightly crazy Grace Chance (Jordana Brewster). Based on a novel, NEARING GRACE works about half the time. It is far too predictable for anyone who has ever seen a John Hughes flick. Worth a watch, however, for Smith, who is a terrific young actor. Brewster has several semi-nude scenes, but her bony body doesn't match her beautiful face.


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