Year of Release: 2007
Director: James C. Strouse
Approx. Running Time: 111 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Emotionally Rich and Satisfying."
-Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"John Cusack is brilliant" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) in this engaging story about the power of family. In one of his most acclaimed performances, Cusack makes an astonishing transformation as Stanley Phillips, a sad, disconnected man unable to tell his young daughters that 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. "Honest and tender, Grace Is Gone is "a very strong, very moving film" (Richard Roeper, At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper).
This movie probably deserves a higher rating, but the heavy subject matter takes away considerably from its rewatchability. Still, worth at least one viewing, but make sure to keep some tissue handy.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)