Grace Is Gone (film)


Grace Is Gone (film)

Infobox Film
name = Grace Is Gone


image_size =
caption = Theatrical release poster
director = James C. Strouse
producer = Galt Niederhoffer Celine Rattray Daniela Taplin Lundberg John Cusack
writer = James C. Strouse
narrator =
starring = John Cusack
music = Clint Eastwood
cinematography = Jean-Louis Bompoint
editing = Joe Klotz
distributor = The Weinstein Company
released = December 14, 2007
runtime =
country = United States
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0772168

"Grace Is Gone" is a 2007 film starring John Cusack as a father who does not want to tell his two daughters that their mother has died while serving in Iraq. On January 29 2007, it won the Audience Award for Drama at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

The film was produced by Plum Pictures and New Crime Productions and purchased by Harvey Weinstein for a planned distribution by The Weinstein Company in the fall of 2007. Weinstein announced plans to mount an Oscar campaign on behalf of Cusack.Cite web|url=http://blog.netscape.com/2007/01/22/cusack-plays-iraq-widower-in-biggest-sundance-sale-so-far/|title=Netscape.com – News|accessdate=2007-12-30|format=html]

Release

The film premiered January 20, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. [http://festival.sundance.org/filmguide/popup.aspx?film=4703 Retrieved 2007-12-13]

In September 2007 it was shown at the Telluride Film Festival, the Deauville Festival of American Cinema in France, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. It has also been shown at the Savannah Film and Video Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, and Gijón International Film Festival in Spain. "Grace is Gone" opened in limited release in the United States on December 7, 2007 [cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0772168/releaseinfo |title=Grace Is Gone (2007) - Release dates |accessdate=2007-12-13 |publisher=Internet Movie Database] , playing in 4 theaters. [cite web|url=http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=graceisgone.htm |title=Grace Is Gone (2007) - Weekend Box Office Results |accessdate=2007-12-13 |publisher=Box Office Mojo]

The film also was featured in the 2007 Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Critical reception

Critics gave the film generally mixed reviews. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 57% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 63 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/grace_is_gone/ |title=Grace is Gone - Rotten Tomatoes |accessdate=2007-12-07 |publisher=Rotten Tomatoes] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 65 out of 100, based on 18 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/graceisgone |title=Grace Is Gone (2007): Reviews |accessdate=2007-12-07 |publisher=Metacritic]

The music in the film received two Golden Globe nominations by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 65th Golden Globe Awards. Clint Eastwood was nominated for Best Original Score, while the song "Grace is Gone" with music by Eastwood and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager was nominated for Best Original Song.cite web|url=http://www.goldenglobes.org/news/id/81 |title=HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2007 |accessdate=2007-12-13 |date=2007-12-13 |publisher=goldenglobes.org] It won the Satellite Award for Best Song at the 12th Satellite Awards.

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0772168|title=Grace Is Gone
*rotten-tomatoes|id=grace_is_gone|title=Grace Is Gone
*metacritic film|id=graceisgone|title=Grace Is Gone
*mojo title|id=graceisgone|title=Grace Is Gone
*amg movie|id=1:348411|title=Grace Is Gone
* [http://festival.sundance.org/filmguide/popup.aspx?film=4703 "Grace Is Gone"] at Sundance.org


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