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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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Biography | Drama | Sport

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

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1 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

The female lead was to be cast as part of a nationwide search for an unknown. After two months they went with Lizzie McGuire (2001) star Carly Schroeder who was chosen from over 2,000 girls for the character of Gracie. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the late 1970's, yet the referees shown are wearing the gold jerseys that are standard today. Then, referees typically wore solid black jerseys with white cuffs and collars. Socks most frequently matched with a solid white top, rather than the three-striped sock. Referee jerseys changed in the 1990s to a fuchsia and black check pattern, and since around 2000 have changed to gold with black pin-striping as seen in the film. 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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The Closer I Get to You
Written by Reggie Lucas (as Reginald Lucas) and James Mtume
Performed by Karaoke All Stars
Courtesy of Songdog Network
Under license from Big Fish Media
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Gracie - surprise! it's good.
19 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie out of pure boredom, thinking it was some fluffy family friendly movie - but it was actually dark and engrossing. The cover art for this movie really gives the wrong impression - the sunshine on the box never appears in the actually movie, and although this movie is inspiring it manages to do it without the lollipops and flowers that one might expect. This film is more about a family as it copes with tragedy and life in the 70's than it is about soccer, which is a good thing! It has enough soccer content for those interested, but people who dislike sports movies have nothing to fear either. I will admit there are a few sappy moments in this film, but luckily Gracie is no goody two shoes, and thus a more complex character. EXTRA BONUS - the sound track is excellent featuring Blondie.


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