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Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 1 June 2007 (USA)
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A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

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This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The rules of the game are about to change See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,355,904 (USA) (1 June 2007)

Gross:

$2,955,039 (USA) (20 July 2007)
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Is inspired by events in the life of Elisabeth Shue while growing up (in the same town where the movie was filmed), who played soccer with the boys for as long as she could before turning her focus to gymnastics. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny was taking the penalty shot the goalie was lined up in front of the end line. In a soccer game, when a penalty shot is taken the goalie must be standing on the goal line. See more »

Crazy Credits

1970s-era home video and photographs, including some of Elisabeth Shue as a child, are shown before and during the closing credits. See more »

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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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How Great Thou Art
Traditional Swedish tune, lyrics by Carl Gustav Boberg, English lyrics by Stuart K. Hine
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One girl fought back and won!~!
15 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Judging by the trailers you know this movie is going to be a tearjerker. It did not let down. They did not though dwell on certain subjects forever meaning the story progressed and in doing so kept you locked and wanting to see the rest of it. I was really impressed and shocked to find out the family aspect behind the creating of this movie. The story was just brilliant and I've watched Carly Schroeder grow up on T.V. in Lizzie McGuire. Mean Creek is a movie that showed she can do dramatic and can do something different then Teen Television and this movie sealed the deal. Dermot Mulroney as the father was by far one of the best castings in this film. You saw his give and take and his struggle to either help or be against the obstacles in front of him. Elizabeth Shu can do no wrong. This was a the perfect role and she did not over play it. She really did have the believability of a concerned mother in the 70's. Weighing everything around her. The siblings especially Johnny were casted great as well as Kyle and Peter. They gave such a believability to their roles that you loved and hated them at the right times and you really struggle for Gracie in the since where putting yourself in her shoes and saying well I would have done this but your not Gracie and you have to stick with her and watch her triumph. I recommend this to Anyone and Everyone especially families or just mom's and daughters to watch and enjoy!~!


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