Grace (V) (2014)
Runtime: 95 min
Genre : Drama
Movie Release : 2014 (USA)
Director: Heath Jones
Writers: Cindy Joy Goggins (story), Heath Jones (screenplay)
Stars: Annika Marks, Sharon Lawrence, Chase Mowen
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. “GRACE.” compassionately looks at the disease of addiction through a young woman inching towards redemption.
Grace is a must see film. If you have family, friends or co-workers who are addicts (alcoholics) you will appreciate the realism of this film, if not, you will be entertained and grateful that addiction is not in your life. Annika Marks is fun to watch and never makes a misstep as an alcoholic. Sharon Lawrence as always, keeps your eyes glued to the screen. Cindy Joy Goggins plays a recovering alcoholic whose recovery is tenuous. Watch for scenes where she is drunk, they are funny and tragic at the same time. Lets hope that Grace gets wide distribution. Its an intelligent, entertaining film about the joys and pain of addiction.