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I finally went to see The Grace Card and I can indeed recommend it to all my readers.

As far as technical merit, I cannot judge a movie on technical merit.  However, I did not see obvious flaws other than perhaps the hand held camera use and the credits were a bit blurry at the beginning.  But it did not distract from the plot or the theme.  The white officer is indeed a racist at first, bitter because he felt guilt at losing his first child.  They had a teenage son who was trouble and this causes more conflict and turmoil.  The African-American pastor, recently promoted to sergeant, is wondering – do I stay in ministry or do I become only a police officer.  He also has to deal with his feelings about his new partner’s open racism.

I felt the plot was compelling and plausible, although I am certainly biased in favor of the movie.  I do believe it is a great movie to take a seeker to as it does not follow formulaic plot lines seen in some Christian fiction or unrealistic dialogue.  The acting did not bring attention to itself most of the time, only on rare occasions.

A treat was the trailer for Sherwood’s new movie, Courageous.  It is about fathers and their kids/families in the setting of law enforcement.  That will come out September 30; I think this will be a test for the Academy to see if there are any Oscar nominations for that movie.  Definitely not for The Grace Card.  Box Office Mojo reported as of March 10, The Grace Card grossed over 1.8 million dollars.  I am sure without knowing that they did not spend that much for production.

I must end this with my usual link to Billy Graham’s website for the plan of salvation – we all need grace!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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