2014 MovieGuide Award Winner "Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring Film of the Year."
Having just turned 18, Grace Trey (former Disney Channel star AJ Michalka) aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å a former pop star. So, with the help of Mossy, her dad's former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad's old top-10 hit. Against the wishes of her overly protective father Grace runs off to Los Angeles and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about.
Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. While her father puts his faith in God to take care of his daughter, only Grace can decide if she will take the road leading to fame and fortune or find her way back to her faith and family. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ or rediscover it?
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Watching this movie is a tremendous experience! It is made in the same vein as ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Facing the Giants,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥FireproofÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ and ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Courageous.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ It is unashamedly about honoring God and remembering to treat others the way one desires to be treated. The acting is superb and the story is realistic and riveting as it focuses on relationships and how they can sometimes go wrong. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ Any parent will especially be touched by this film. We gladly award this remarkable and inspiring movie five Doves and we would award it more if we could. It is a well-made inspirational story and features good writing, acting, music; the whole works. Don't miss this one!ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å The Dove Foundation
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The gentle, largely convincing story finds 18-year-old Grace Trey (an engaging AJ Michalka) leaving her Birmingham, Ala., hometown for Los Angeles after her father Johnny Trey (James Denton), a onetime rocker/bad boy turned music pastor, brings down the hammer on her musical aspirations and rebellious attitude. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ The filmmaker also shrewdly tempers GraceÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs pious dad; heÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs a flesh and blood guy who grows in believable, realistic ways. Denton (ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Desperate HousewivesÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ), quite moving here, inhabits Johnny with solidness and, well, grace. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ Ultimately, the movieÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs you-can-have-it-all resolution, foreshadowed in a nice speech by a devout record-company intern (Michael Welch) who befriends Grace, is not only uplifting but well-earned. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ it should satisfy its intended audience and maybe even bring a few new viewers into the flock.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Gary Goldstein, LA Times
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Every once in a while a movie comes along that captures the hearts of viewers without being overly flashy, raunchy, or raw. Honest and unpretentious, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Grace UnpluggedÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ is just that. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ the type of movie that will comfort the fears of parents and capture the hearts of teenagers. This is all due to an honest script that drives the film through the use of sharp dialogue and effective pacing. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Grace UnpluggedÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ is an honest yet realistic portrayal of what many parents face when trying to cultivate a childÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs talent and desire for God. It is inspiring, thought provoking, and avoids being self-righteous or preachy. It is a must see for any Christian parent.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Chris Carpenter, CBN
About the Director
Born into a Jewish family in Los Angeles, writer and director Brad Silverman gravitated toward the film and television industry at an early age. In his late teens and into his 20s, he was on the fast track climbing the ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Hollywood ladderÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ as writer, director and producer. After becoming a Christian in his mid-20s, he soon felt the need to walk away from ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥the bizÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ and did so for eight or nine years. Eventually, however, he found a way to combine his new faith with his knowledge of filmmaking, and a new career was born. SilvermanÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs credits include ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Grace UnpluggedÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ (2013), ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«No Greater LoveÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ (2009) and ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«It Really Happened: The Flight of the Apollo 11ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ (2008).
- Director: Brad Silverman
- Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Lions Gate
- DVD Release Date: February 11, 2014
- Run Time: 95 minutes
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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