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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,955,039 (USA) (20 July 2007)
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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

Shin guards were not required equipment during the 1970's and weren't required in international play and later high school play until the late 1980's, early 1990's. See more »

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A dedication to Elisabeth Shue's deceased brother, William, appears at the beginning of the film. Quotations from Elisabeth and William appear before and after the closing credits. See more »

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Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band (as K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great entertainment for the family
17 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I try to pick out movies that will entertain everyone in our family. Enough of a story to keep me from falling asleep, enough emotional involvement for my wife and an easy to follow plot for my children, with nothing too controversial or adult themed. This film was an absolute winner. It had us all cheering and crying and smiling at the various points in the film. The acting and filming were great and the story was beautifully told. Yes there are clichés and stereotypes, but that just makes it easy to follow for the children. Also, although the film has a football/soccer theme it doesn't require any special interest in this sport to enjoy (I'm no fan). Overall an excellent family movie and a real surprise. I'll be recommending this to my friends.


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