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Grace Is Gone

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

James C. Strouse

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About the Movie

In one of his most acclaimed performances, John Cusack makes an astonishing transformation as Stanley Philips, a sad, disconnected man unable to tell his young daughters their mother, a soldier, has died in Iraq. Instead, he takes the girls on a road trip, where their innocent charm helps him rediscover a healing joy he thought he'd lost forever.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 73
  • Fresh: 45
  • Rotten: 28
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: For most of its 85 minutes Grace Is Gone, a small, tender film about contemporary parenthood in wartime, carries off a delicate balancing act. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: A moving and tender family drama, built on the foundation of a serious contemporary issue. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: In a year that has seen wave after wave of films addressing the war in Iraq with varying degrees of anger and frustration, Grace serves as a gently thoughtful coda and reminder of what continues. – Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times, Oct 18, 2008

Rotten: Rather than challenging our national aversion to unhappy endings, both in life and in cinema, [director] Strouse plays right into it. He's devised Grace Is Gone to work on our sentiments the way a porn movie works on our libidos. – Scott Foundas, Village Voice, Mar 28, 2008

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Customer Reviews

great movie

This is a heart breaking story. Love John Cusack in this movie not the kind of character that I am use to seeing him in.

Such a great, powerful movie

This movie left me very sad however, this is reality. This is what people go through and this movie has such a sting message about family and shows that family shouldn't be taken for granted.

Strong in powering movie

This is such a Good Movie , it didn't only make me Cry but it made me realize no matter what goes on thru life you'll always have your family to be there & the person you lost will always be with you in Your Heart!

Grace Is Gone
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2005

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