Sun and sand greet Gracie (Annika Marks) with a reality check she needs, but isn’t quite prepared for. Given little choice, she takes the path of least resistance, avoiding jail time.
When faced with town folk who not only care, but understand, she accepts refuge from Sonia (Sharon Lawrence) who ultimately, teaches Gracie strength to endure.
*Fun Fact: Rick Springfield’s son, Liam Springthorpe, plays Pickles and does so phenomenally!
Why? Is a question I tend to ask often. Throughout the movie, it became a bigger part of my vocabulary.
What began with an idea, of what I thought the film was about, to the unfolding on the screen, were totally different. The reality… shook me to my core, stirred my soul, and touched my heart.
There were moments of joy, pure beauty, and, “tissues please!”, as tears poured from my eyes.
Gracie knows hangovers. She’s intimately acquainted with them. But this one? Why did she wake up, half-dressed, on a Florida beach, 1100 miles from home? And this time her father – who also knows about the tragedy of addiction from his struggles with Gracie’s mom – isn’t going to clean things up. Suspicious and distrustful of everyone, including a café owner with a troubled history of her own, Gracie prefers the relief of alcohol – which had always worked for her. When she’s arrested for public drunkenness and attacking a police officer, Gracie is given a choice: six months in jail or 90 meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in 90 days, and she has to do it in the small town she’s landed in. She’s not used to strangers caring about her, but perhaps the power of community can help her sidestep the landmines lining her path to sobriety – especially the ones she’s laid herself. Rooted in powerful performances by Annika Marks (“The Sessions”) and Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”), “GRACE.” compassionately looks at the disease of addiction through a young woman inching towards redemption.
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