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Gracie

After the untimely death of her brother Johnny (Jesse Lee Soffer), Gracie Bowen (Carly Schroeder) decides to keep his memory alive by taking his spot on the soccer pitch. Unfortunately, the high school, all-boy varsity team doesn't want her. Based on a true story, the movie follows Gracie's fight for women to play the sport on a competitive level. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 95
Theater Release: 31 May 2007
Video Release: 17 Sep 2007
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.

Following Johnny’s death, each of the family members grieves in a different way. How does Bryan deal with the loss of his son and his own hopes for his son’s success? What effect does it have on his parental involvement with the other children? How does Lindsay respond to the tragedy? What are the consequences for Gracie?

How does Bryan perceive his daughter? In what way does Johnny’s death eventually change Bryan’s view of Gracie? Do you think that would have happened without the accident?

What part does natural talent versus desire play in athletic, academic or musical ventures?

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