Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Grace Card DVD Review and Giveaway!

A new movie just came out in the stores yesterday. The Grace Card is a Christian film all about forgiveness. I had the privilege of reviewing this film and then telling my readers about this wonderful movie! Let me tell you a little bit about it first and then you can hear what I thought about it:) And don't forget the giveaway at the end:D

Synopsis

Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel.

When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about everyone else.

Mac's rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he's partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man.

Mac's home life is as frightening as anything he encounters on the streets of Memphis. Money is tight and emotions run high as he constantly argues with his wife and his surviving son Blake, who is hanging with the wrong crowd and in danger of flunking out of school.

Sam Wright also never expected to be a police officer. He has a calling—to be a minister like his Grandpa George. But leading a small, start-up church doesn't always put enough food on the table for a young family, so Sam doubles as a police officer. With his new promotion to Sergeant, Sam starts questioning if his real calling might actually be police work rather than the pastorate.

Can Mac and Sam somehow join forces to help one another when it's impossible for either of them to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one?

Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD ... and never underestimate the power of God's love.


Now, I was really excited to see this movie. It has a very interesting plot and I like a film that is all about grace. We all sat down to watch this as a family and I am always checking to see if the children are interested in it. That shows a lot to me about a film if the 10 year old is excited. Overall she watched this film through. There were a couple slow parts that she kind of got bored at but that was not the norm. There was a lot of action throughout so that pretty much interested her. There was one part I kind of wish had more to it and I will mention that below but overall it was a good film.

The beginning of this film is a little bit shocking. From reading the synopsis I knew what happened but I didn't expect it to be shown so vividly that way it was. Don't get me wrong, this was not violent or anything, and I didn't feel like it was overdone, but it does show a death of a little boy. I totally liked Sam. He is the colored officer who gets partnered with Mac. There are little bits of mystery throughout the show and also parts of suspense. You find out several things about Sam and his family and why he is in the ministry only part time. Sam is going through a lot at home with his wife and his son, Blake. There is a funny part with a counselor that had us all laughing.

There was one problem that I felt with the film. When Mac gets saved, I expected a lot more out of it. He is fighting God and is so bitter that when he gives in, I thought it would be a big thing. I felt it was kind of played down and nothing that stands out in the film. Now this is my opinion. Maybe somebody else who watches it will feel like that is the big part of the movie. I almost didn't mention it but I feel our Christian films should be very Christian and bold in their stand. And please don't mistake what I am saying. This film is bold, but just not as big as I thought it would be.

Overall, this was a good film. The acting is very well done and is not cheesy. There are several parts I sooo want to tell you about but I think it would spoil the film:) I would suggest getting this film and watching it with your family. This is not a film about entertainment and fun but about a family who is coming apart at the seams and a pastor who has the ability to help, in more ways than one.

Readers, the company who shipped this DVD to me for review also has a copy saved for a giveaway for one of my readers. That's right! One of you will be winning your very own copy of The Grace Card. I suggest you get your entries in so you could be the winner of this film!

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Tell me who this film would be for. Whether it is for you or a friend, just let me know as your mandatory entry. This must be done or the extra entries do not count. PLEASE leave an email in at least one comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.

US ONLY!!

EXTRA ENTRIES!!

1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
2.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or email or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
3.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
4.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done three times a day using the following tag.

6.Like The Grace Card on Facebook. Get 2 entries for this.



This giveaway will end 8/31. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services
mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I
only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:
“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

81 comments:

Linda Kish said...

This would be for me but I would share it with my family.

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This would be for me. I love inspirational movies. I would make my husband watch it too.

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Connie said...

Hi! It would be for me to watch. When I get done with it, I would give it to my coworker. :)
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barbjan10 said...

This would definitely be for me and my family who are all adults. Many prayers have been lifted about the riveting problems in our family, and God's grace is always present. I enjoy Kaye's writings and would gain private blessings from her. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win.

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Glenda said...

This is definitely a movie we would watch and discuss as a family. It would be for all of us.

Jennifer said...

I would give this to my boss to watch.

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Robin Quick said...

I want to win it for me. I will be adding it to our family movie night DVD collection. I love this movie! I highly recommend it.


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skgaff said...

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jakeremom said...

I would like this film for my family.

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Hope Ford said...

This would be for my family and I! :) I've been wanting to see this so badly :)

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ChosenToBeFree said...

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Clarke & Lewis said...

for me

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Diana said...

I would love for myself
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