6.2/10
3,893
27 user 63 critic

Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 1 June 2007 (USA)
Trailer
2:18 | Trailer
A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

Director:

Davis Guggenheim

Writers:

Lisa Marie Petersen (screenplay), Karen Janszen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A rugby player is put up in a juvenile detention center. There he plays for the Highland Rugby team and ultimately plays against his father in the National Championships.

Director: Ryan Little
Stars: Sean Faris, Penn Badgley, Gary Cole
Don McKay (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for.

Director: Jake Goldberger
Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo
First Born (2007)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Webb
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant
United I (2011)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »

Director: James Strong
Stars: Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, Natalie Burt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.

Director: Katherine Brooks
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Taryn Manning, Imogen Poots
Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Kramer
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Hanna Hall, Martin Donovan
Leo (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

Director: Mehdi Norowzian
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard
Radio Inside (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A year after their pious dad's death, just graduated bright, erudite but distracted Matt Anderson, an angelic dreamer who talks with dad's ghost and phones with his confident God, moves in ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Bell
Stars: William McNamara, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan Walsh
Molly (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy
The Messenger I (2009)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

Director: Oren Moverman
Stars: Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson
Palmetto (1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Based on the 1891 play "Spring Awakening," this filmed stage drama examines the tensions and confusion of young people as their growing sexual awareness conflicts with the repressive social... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Yuval David, John Aniston, Gary Bisig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Lee Soffer ... Johnny Bowen
Christopher Shand ... Kyle Rhodes
Carly Schroeder ... Grace Bowen
Karl Girolamo ... Curt
Vasilios Mantagas Vasilios Mantagas ... Craig
Donny Gray Donny Gray ... Donny
Emma Bell ... Kate Dorset
Dermot Mulroney ... Bryan Bowen
Hunter Schroeder Hunter Schroeder ... Mike Bowen
Trevor Heins ... Daniel Bowen
Josh Caras ... Peter Wicker (as Joshua Caras)
Elisabeth Shue ... Lindsay Bowen
Madison Arnold ... Granddad
John Doman ... Coach Colasanti
Andrew Shue ... Coach Owen Clark
Edit

Storyline

This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The rules of the game are about to change See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finding Gracie See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, New Jersey, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,355,904, 3 June 2007

Gross USA:

$2,956,339

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,826,568
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Andrew Shue is former football player. See more »

Goofs

When Gracie took the free kick her ball hit the cross bar and went out of bounds. The coach told her to get her head in the game and to get ready for the corner kick. In that situation Gracie's team was on the offensive and the ball was never touched by the opposing team. The call should have been a goal kick. See more »

Crazy Credits

A dedication to Elisabeth Shue's deceased brother, William, appears at the beginning of the film. Quotations from Elisabeth and William appear before and after the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

How Great Thou Art
Traditional Swedish tune, lyrics by Carl Gustav Boberg, English lyrics by Stuart K. Hine
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This little gem is too good for the IMDb; it's an easy 9, fellas
18 September 2007 | by socrates99See all my reviews

Carly Schroeder has made, with this little film, perhaps the most pure-hearted big screen debut I've ever seen. The only other movie I can think of to rival this is "Whale Rider" and Keisha Castle-Hughes performance. But I really think Carly has the edge here. It's as if she's plucked a dream out of the ether and made it palpable. It's what the great actresses do, and I'm betting this woman could easily outdo every major name out there, given the chance. She's instantly likable and she transmits emotions through her face, voice, and body like she was born to convince you of her champion heart.

This is not an easy role. It's quite physical and most women have a deep dislike for exercise and even competition. After all, women are like dune buggies; men are like Mack trucks. But the truth is soccer can be played and won with finesse and heart, though it takes a special sort. Someone who can bring a deft touch to her play just when she should be exhausted and beaten. And there's no question in my mind none of the current crop of starlets would have struggled to do half the job that Carly does here. There are very few camera tricks that only imply physicality in the direction, instead it's all there for real, in a way that completely blew me away. These people believed in this film and it's paid off big time.

No, Hollywood is not quite as astute or clever as it thinks it is, so Carly's future can't be assured. But if there were ever a promising beginning, this is it. This is one beautifully acted and directed movie that I'm very sorry I didn't see when it first came out. I've no idea why it's not rated higher here. With all the ugliness we have to contend with, you'd think these armchair critics would be forced to let a breath of fresh air in. I'm guessing they're too far gone. I, on the other hand, think Carly has created, out of an impossibly pure and quite visible heart, one of the most memorable and believable female heroines I have ever seen.


20 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed