MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,394 this week

Amish Grace (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  28 March 2010 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,065 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 6 critic

When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Amish Grace" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Amish Grace (TV Movie 2010)

Amish Grace (TV Movie 2010) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Amish Grace.
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Shunning (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Sherry Stringfield, Burgess Jenkins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: Abigail Mason, Lisa Pepper, Elliott Gould
The Box I (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

At the height of the American Civil War, two young lovers pledge their love and devotion as they plan their future together. Their lives are torn apart and dreams are shattered as tragedy shakes their world to the core.

Director: Melanie Star Scot
Stars: David Topp, Taylor-Grace Davis, Elijah Chester
An Amish Murder (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A murder investigation in her hometown triggers deep-seated emotions in an Ohio police chief who came from the Amish community.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Neve Campbell, Christian Campbell, C. Thomas Howell
Breaking Amish (TV Series 2012)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Follows five young adults who find the courage to leave their restrictive Amish communities. The group head to New York City, where the somewhat sheltered youths begin experimenting with ... See full summary »

Stars: Abe, Jeremiah, Rebecca
Plain Truth (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.

Director: Paul Shapiro
Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Alison Pill, Jan Niklas
Eden Court (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Eden Court is a dramatic comedy of a washed up baseball star stuck in a trailer park trying to escape his current world by running off to Australia in pursuit of his "American Dream." The ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leuer
Stars: Thomas Lennon, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Stephnie Weir
Family Secrets (TV Movie 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mary Robertson
Amish: Out of Order (TV Series 2012)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Mose Gingerich
Amish in the City (TV Series 2004)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During the traditional "trying-out-the-world" season of rumspringa, five Amish young adults become roommates with six non-Amish city folk. Cultures collide in this reality-TV offering.

Stars: Ariel, Mose Gingerich, Jonas
Living with the Amish (TV Series 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Jonathan Hershberger, Charlotte, George
Amish: A Secret Life (TV Movie 2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Miriam and Dave Lapp are a charming young couple with a brood of adorable children. Dave works in and part owns a construction company. They are also members of the 'Old Order' Amish ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Alleway
Stars: Lindsay Duncan, David Lapp, Miriam Lapp
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Amy Roberts
...
...
Jill Green
...
Levi Brennaman
...
Henry Taskey
...
Rebecca Knepp
...
...
Danny
...
Leonard
...
Rachel Knepp
...
Charlie Roberts
...
Mary Beth Graber
...
State Trooper
...
Judith
Edit

Storyline

When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish community. Through the eyes of a grieving mother, Ida Graber, and other devastated families, this movie explores the Amish's astonishing reaction to the horrific shootings - of forgiveness and compassion. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'impossible pardon  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010, "Amish Grace" premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network and became the most-watched, highest-rated, original television movie in the history of that network. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Knepp: [Referring to Dirk's demise] They burned him, at the stake.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening title card reads: "Based on a True Story. However, certain events and characters have been fictionalized including the Graber family." See more »

Connections

Features NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
It's all about forgiveness
28 June 2010 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I haven't been this delighted with a movie in a long time. The script was smart, the topic timely and important, the message clear, and the visuals very watchable. It's a rare movie that I can give my own double thumbs up to and recommend to anyone of my acquaintance without added disclaimers about what might offend or annoy them. This is a movie about the value of forgiveness plain and simple (no pun intended).

The movie is based on the real life events that took place in Nickel Mine, Pennsylvania in 2006 when a gunman entered an Amish schoolhouse and shot ten school girls. The gunman then killed himself. The Amish community immediately reached out in love to the widow of the gunman.

As you can imagine Christian teachings are a core part of the plot but there is nothing preachy about this movie. It's not meant to be an evangelical tool like some movies such as the "Left Behind" series . As I said before, this movie is about forgiveness -- the "mechanics" of forgiveness if you will. What does forgiveness look like using the Christian model? How is it done? To whom is it extended? The movie addresses these questions and more.

One reason why I think this is one of the smartest scripts I've ever seen is the way these questions are presented. Nothing is sugar-coated. The hard questions are asked and the answers are not spoon-fed to us by writers trying to make their own private points but rather left be answered by each individual. Some answers are demonstrated for us by the players in the movie. Not everyone feels like they can forgive the killer and there are a wide variety of reasons given for this. For those who are determined to forgive we are given a glimpse at their inner struggle and the process they go through to reach the place where they can forgive and move on with their lives. It's made abundantly clear that forgiving people is not easy but is as vital to living as breathing.

Another reason the script is smart is because it doesn't insult my intelligence or feel it has to show and tell me everything. The murders themselves are alluded to but there isn't a drop of blood to be seen in this movie. Reading up on the actual events the crime scene was described as horrific -- there wasn't a surface inside the one room schoolhouse that was not covered in either blood or broken glass. We don't need to see these things to know how horrible the slaughter was and I appreciate that. The acting is good enough that we understand very clearly what these folks were facing.

For those looking for a factual retelling of the tragedy, this isn't it. A disclaimer at the beginning of the movie explains clearly that this is a fictionalized account based on a true story. It goes on to make clear that the main characters in the story, the Graber family, are completely fictional. The event is merely a vehicle to talk about forgiveness and the point is well made. This is not a documentary.

So, whether you're "religious" or not, the message of forgiveness is completely applicable to anyone's life and the world would be a better place if more people practiced the unconditional forgiveness we're shown in "Amish Grace". Great viewing for the entire family!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it weird that I now have a thing for amish men? weakidol2010
Do you remember? hooker_oh_ya
Separating Fact and Fiction in terms of characters. gordonboy4
Favorite Part Reeltimer
Story was worth a 'real' movie Butteoid
Tears from start to finish! daredream246
Discuss Amish Grace (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?