Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DVD Review and Giveaway: The Grace Card


The Grace Card
DVD Release Date: 8/16/2011
Rated: PG 13
Website: http://www.thegracecardmovie.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegracecard

About the DVD:
Everything can change in an instant … and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God … and just about everyone else. Mac’s rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he’s partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force—who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man.

Can they somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible for either of them to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one? Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love.

My Thoughts and Review:
Death of a child often leaves parents distraught beyond words. Mac McDonald has a hard time letting go of his deceased son. He and his teenaged son are constantly at odds. His marriage crumbles. Sam Wright, a cop and a pastor, struggles with loving someone who hates him. He starts to doubt his calling. Both men (who get paired up to be partners) desperately need God's healing! The Grace Card is an inspiring film that demonstrates the power of forgiveness and grace. It is at times sad and depressing. I think I cried twice :). It addresses the issues of racial prejudice, grief, anger, hatred, bitterness, blames, and family relationship.

Academy Award®-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. gave a nice performance playing Grandpa George (Sam's grandpa). For most cast members, this was their first film; however, they did a fantastic job. I was surprised to find out that Michael Joiner (who played Mac) is a stand-up comedian in real life. He played a serious role so convincingly! I found the climax to be somewhat predictable but still touching. I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it. Don't expect a Hollywood production quality. If you compare The Grace Card (Graceworks Pictures LLC and Calvary Pictures' first film) to Flywheel (Sherwood Pictures' first film), it is pretty well done. It relied on tons of volunteers just like Sherwood Pictures.

The Grace Card is a faith-based & grace-filled film that is meaningful to both believers and nonbelievers. It's a great reminder that if we love like Jesus, we can't help but extending grace and forgiveness to others no matter who they are or what they have done. God's grace is indeed powerful and beautiful! Don't just receive it; give it, too!


Note: Please turn off my music playlist at the bottom of this page before starting the trailer.

GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of The Grace Card DVD!

To Enter: "Like" The Grace Card's Facebook page and then leave a comment here including your Facebook name. Make sure you leave your email address, too. Deadline: Sept. 4th at midnight (Pacific time)

For extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one you do):
- Follow this blog via GFC or NetworkedBlogs
- "Like" my page "Christ Alone" on Facebook
- Follow me on Twitter: @treasuredbyGod
- Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook
- Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter

*If you don't win the giveaway, you can purchase the DVD here.


~“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

21 comments:

Grandma Juanita said...

Anxious to watch the Grace card tonight after hearing what my daughter in law said about it. Am at work, so have to wait until I get home. Thank you. Juanita Wickey
whisper97304@yahoo.com

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

I liked The Grace Card on Facebook!

Annie Fredrick Bidia

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

I'm now following you via Networked Blogs: Annie Fredrick Bidia

Lynda Platt Ply said...

I am a fan of the Grace Card FB page :) I am listed as Lynda Platt Ply on FB. Can't wait to see this movie!

Lynda Platt Ply said...

I just "like" your page, Christ Alone - on FB - I love the Scriptures you are sharing :D

Lynda Platt Ply said...

hehe, just shared the giveaway on my profile/wall - our church recently hosted a showing of Soul Surfer and saw the preview for Grace Card. I cannot wait to see this movie! :D thanks for doing a give-away!

DocB said...

I liked The Grace Card on Facebook!

lisacolpo said...

I "liked" your Christ Alone page

lisacolpo said...

I "liked" the Grace Card on facebook

Nofearpapertiger said...

I liked the Grace Card on Facebook.

Angela Rhodes Krause
nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

Nofearpapertiger said...

I liked your page on Facebook.

Angela Rhodes Krause
nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

Nofearpapertiger said...

I'm following you on Twitter (Marie1163).

Angela Rhodes Krause
nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

Nofearpapertiger said...

I'm following you on GFC (Nofearpapertiger)

Angela Rhodes Krause
nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

Nofearpapertiger said...

I tweeted about the giveaway:
https://twitter.com/#!/Marie1163/status/108655508302479360

Angela Rhodes Krause
nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

Wendy said...

I like their Facebook page. My husband is a former police officer, so this will be especially interesting for us to see.

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Wendy said...

I'm following you via GFC.

Wendy said...

I like your page on FB.

Wendy said...

I'm following you on Twitter.
@WendySlatt

Wendy said...

I shared about this giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/WendySlatt/status/108726622332534785

Wendy said...

I shared about it on FB too. :)

Penney Douglas said...

I have heard such great things about this movie. I would love to win it!

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