‘Grace Unplugged’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
Grace Unplugged is an Inspirational movie starring Amanda “AJ” Michalka as 18 year old Christian singer/songwriter, Grace Rose Trey. Beautiful, highly talented and restless, Grace is so far undiscovered outside church. She performs there each Sunday with her gifted father Johnny, the praise music director at Freedom Community Chapel, a small town Alabama church. A former rock star, Johnny Trey charted a Billboard number one single 20 years before. When the hits stopped coming he crash landed hard, a one hit wonder. Johnny found Christ and a new life for his family, far from the Hollywood Hills.
One day without warning, Grace leaves for Los Angeles. She has landed a record deal with the help of Johnny’s ruthless former manager and producer Frank “Mossy” Mostin. Mossy sees in Grace a potential pop superstar – the next Katie Perry. Cutting off contact with her parents, Grace seems prepared to walk away from her Christian faith and music to achieve her long-suppressed fantasy of Hollywood superstardom. Will the experience cause her to reject her faith, or rediscover it?
WOW – another GREAT Christian Film, perfect for youth too! We were blessed to see this in the theater this past Friday and really loved it! Great music in this one!
Here are a few things I gleaned from this film:
- The seriousness of keeping our word, no matter what. The Bible puts it plainly. This falls into the category of who will be dwelling with God in Heaven – Psalm 15:4c – He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. (It really broke my heart the one scene with the little boy – you’ll know when you see it – short but meaningful)
- Selfishness ruins our walk with God.
- It’s easy to see how fame can quickly destroy someone’s faith.
- It’s not just about the talent…it’s about everything else that goes along with that talent. Having talent AND making Godly choices…great combination!
- It is small, even baby steps, that lead us to sin.
- Most newcomers to the Hollywood scene are very naive.
Challenge: See if you can figure out what series Quentin came from awhile back? He looked so familiar to me, but Roger knew right away who he is.
We would highly recommend this film for any Christian who is seeking to enter the Hollywood scene!!! There are other actor/actress resources on CFDb too.
If you haven’t seen this yet, go and see it even today or later on this week and make sure when it comes out on DVD that you get one for yourself and for your youth group and/or church library. Great discussion starters.
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