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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$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 »

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When Gracie took the free kick her ball hit the cross bar and went out of bounds. The coach told her to get her head in the game and to get ready for the corner kick. In that situation Gracie's team was on the offensive and the ball was never touched by the opposing team. The call should have been a goal kick. See more »

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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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Performed by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
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This little gem is too good for the IMDb; it's an easy 9, fellas
18 September 2007 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

Carly Schroeder has made, with this little film, perhaps the most pure-hearted big screen debut I've ever seen. The only other movie I can think of to rival this is "Whale Rider" and Keisha Castle-Hughes performance. But I really think Carly has the edge here. It's as if she's plucked a dream out of the ether and made it palpable. It's what the great actresses do, and I'm betting this woman could easily outdo every major name out there, given the chance. She's instantly likable and she transmits emotions through her face, voice, and body like she was born to convince you of her champion heart.

This is not an easy role. It's quite physical and most women have a deep dislike for exercise and even competition. After all, women are like dune buggies; men are like Mack trucks. But the truth is soccer can be played and won with finesse and heart, though it takes a special sort. Someone who can bring a deft touch to her play just when she should be exhausted and beaten. And there's no question in my mind none of the current crop of starlets would have struggled to do half the job that Carly does here. There are very few camera tricks that only imply physicality in the direction, instead it's all there for real, in a way that completely blew me away. These people believed in this film and it's paid off big time.

No, Hollywood is not quite as astute or clever as it thinks it is, so Carly's future can't be assured. But if there were ever a promising beginning, this is it. This is one beautifully acted and directed movie that I'm very sorry I didn't see when it first came out. I've no idea why it's not rated higher here. With all the ugliness we have to contend with, you'd think these armchair critics would be forced to let a breath of fresh air in. I'm guessing they're too far gone. I, on the other hand, think Carly has created, out of an impossibly pure and quite visible heart, one of the most memorable and believable female heroines I have ever seen.


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