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Still shot from the movie: Grace Is Gone.

Grace Is Gone

When Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) learns that his wife (Dana Lynne Gilhooley) has been killed while serving her country in the Iraq war, he takes his daughters on a road trip while he searches for the words to tell them Grace is Gone. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 06 Dec 2007
Video Release: 26 May 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How do Stanley and his brother John differ in their opinions on the military? How do their lifestyles also differ? Why does John see himself as a victim? What freedoms does he nonetheless enjoy?

Although the evening news can be disturbing for many people, why does Stanley especially want to protect his children from the nightly barrage of war coverage?

While Heidi isn’t sure what the problem is, she knows something is wrong. Why is it important for parents to share relative and appropriate information with their children about family issues? What other kinds of family struggles might effect children?

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