It’s not often that we find a movie that is meant for the whole family, unless we go to the “younger” end of the spectrum. And while the movie, Grace of God, isn’t necessarily meant for kids, they will probably learn a few of the lessons being taught along the way. Plus, it’s free of violence and objectionable language unlike so many other movies coming out these days!
Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church’s collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly’s views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief there really is rebirth and redemption.
The concept of this movie is pretty interesting. It starts as a sermon, where the preacher is telling a story…and the movie ends with the sermon as well! Someone has stolen $30,000 from a special fund for the church and instead of going to the police to investigate, they hire a private investigator.
The interesting thing about the investigator is he’s long since given up on faith and church. I’m sure you can see how that turns out by the end, but I still enjoyed watching the process. In any case, as he talks to different church members, he uncovered that none of them were perfect, as humans or Christians. Various commandments had been broken, and while almost all of them were innocent of the case at hand, all of them had secrets and stories of their own.
The impact of God and faith is seen through the whole film. I definitely could relate to several characters and their personal struggles and past histories! I like that although the whole movie is about faith, church and forgiveness, it wasn’t “in your face” that can be a turn off for audience members. Scripture was presented clearly, in my opinion, and the 10 Commandments were discussed through the film.
The best part was probably the unexpected plot twist! I love when I think I know what’s happened and it turns out I was completely off base. And this is that kind of movie.
While this is a family friendly film, my 5 year old wasn’t all that interested. I’d say it’s meant more for 12 years old and up. But the plus side was I didn’t have to worry about what he overheard or may see on his way in and out of the living room.
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