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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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Rose Nearing
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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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Budget:

$2,650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,220, 13 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,159,038, 6 December 2006
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The plane which Shep (David Morse) and Henry (Gregory Smith) fly is a Cessna model 182, or Skylane. See more »

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The white van outside Henry's home in one scene is a 1983-1991 Ford Econoline. See more »

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Merna Ash: Being against the Beatles is like being against life itself.
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Time Has Told Me
Written by Nick Drake
Performed by Nick Drake
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Vague, poorly cast movie
28 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

After I saw this film, it left me scratching my head for a few reasons. At first, I thought it was a movie about college, since all the actors were so old and just walked in and out of classrooms at their leisure, but then I was stunned that they were suppose to be high school age. They are all obviously in their twenties and looked ridiculous as teenagers...it's like casting white people to play blacks in a movie, just as out of place and ridiculous. Next, the movie plays on it's vagueness, we don't understand the motivations behind any of these characters and the dialogue comes off as contrived and phony. Finally, for a film that was supposed to be set in the seventies, it truly fails to capture any feel for that era, it seems more modern than anything in dialogue and appearance. Not a movie that you will hate, but bland and vague enough to leave an empty feeling in your gut after viewing.


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