Gracie (2007)

In 1978, a teenage girl fights to play on the boys' varsity soccer team after her brother, a soccer champion, dies. In the process, she wins the right for girls everywhere to play.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 1, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2007
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gracie can be rousing and touching in spots, but is ultimately undone by its predictable story arc and a lack of nuance.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

It's too bad that Gracie's story seems bent on staying on the surface of such familiar turf, rather than digging deeper to reveal what propels her.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's a nice film and the Shue family, honestly, they should be proud of what they've done.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Gritty girl soccer drama with a powerful message.

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Malene Arpe
Toronto Star

Ends up more like a middling after-school special than an insightful look at family dynamics.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Gracie is a gentle, easygoing picture -- it's not exactly dramatically gripping, but somehow, its spirit carries it through.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

When you wake up after napping through this earnest timewaster, you'll feel relieved, but you won't know why. Here's a clue: Gracie can't bend it.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

[Actress Schroeder] gives Gracie a credibly rugged edge, building her into a mini-tower of blond ambition and almost rescuing the role from cliché. Almost, but not quite, not when burdened with a script so proudly rooted in uplift's trite traditions.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There are some powerful moments (such as Elisabeth Shue, as Gracie's mother, giving a touching, unexpected speech about how she doesn't share her family's competitive spirit), and by its end Gracie earns its cheers.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A gutsy performance by Carly Schroeder is the high point of this likeable story about a girl with a dream

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Nothing special but not bad
Daniel Perry
Not by choice: buses in Northern Ontario, you just never know what you're going to get... a great laugh due its combination of melodramatic bad lines,… More
Leigh Ryan
Very interesting true back story to this film. I liked the whole girl power thing and the movie did have one scene that nearly broke my heart. It was pretty… More
Mark Abell
Barely watchable, this soap opera knows how to tug at the heartstrings, but a little too sappy for even this most sensitive male viewer. Gracie battles… More
Dean McKenna
This inspired of true one family's story is a score! This moving feel-good story is so emotionally and courage of a 15-year-old girl who vowed to replace… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]It is very hard to dislike a movie such as "Gracie" that has its heart so firmly in the right place and so full of good will. It… More