Sunday, March 13, 2011

Movie Review--The Grace Card

The Grace Card

A life changing movie that will bring you to your knees
Reviewed by Ann Wayne

Last week, I wept like a baby and clinched a pack of tissue as I sat and watched the “Grace Card” – a powerful message of grace, forgiveness and overcoming racism. My emotions were so stirred that I almost exited the theater to regain my composure. I was so moved that I am urging all my family and friends to see this movie.

It takes an intriguing story to draw me to the movie theater. A “must see,” this one is packed with drama telling the story of two policemen, Mac (Michael Joiner), white, middle-aged and deeply troubled, and Sam (Michael Higgenbottom), a young African American, who feels called to full-time ministry.
First-time director David G. Evans and his co-writer Howard Klausner create an incredible portrayal of unforgiveness, grace, anger and finally forgiveness. Mac, consumed by despair over the death of his five-year-old son eighteen years earlier, becomes a squad car partner to Sam, a man of faith who is dealing with his own frustrated professional ambitions and prejudices. The men work toward overcoming their differences and face a serious situation when Mac’s seventeen-year-old son is shot in a robbery.

This evangelical drama draws inspiration from Hebrews 4:16, "Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” The movie’s conclusion is not only powerful and surprising, it reveals just how incredible God’s mercy and grace are.

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