Saturday, March 1, 2014

Grace Unplugged


Editorial Reviews
Having just turned 18, Grace Trey (AJ Michalka) aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father (James Denton), a former pop star. With the help of her dad's former manager, Grace runs away to Los Angeles and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about. Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith or rediscover it? With a star-studded cast, inspiring soundtrack and amazing musical performances, GRACE UNPLUGGED is a heartwarming film that "entertains while bringing families closer together" (Focus on the Family).
 
My thoughts...
When we find a movie that is dove approved, and truly friendly for the family, we love to share that news with others! 
When I first learned of Grace Unplugged, I knew it sounded like a movie that our entire family would enjoy.  While the dove foundation gives it a dove approval for ages 12 and up, I decided to do some searching and see what might be inappropriate for our 9 year olds in it.  After reading the reviews and spoiler alerts, we decided to go ahead and watch it as a whole family, which would allow us to have a discussion time at the end if it was so needed. 
While there were a few things that came up under the "sex" category, they either went over our daughters heads or they just went unnoticed.  They didn't really realize what the "lingerie" was supposed to imply that was "gifted" to one of the girls, and they didn't catch the "sleeping around" phrase that was mentioned. 
What they did catch on to was the disrespectful and dishonest attitude that Grace had during parts of the movie.  These were great teachable moments when we discussed right from wrong, inappropriate and appropriate behavior. 
Overall, Grace Unplugged ended up being a great movie experience for our entire family, one we would definitely recommend to others!
Interested in picking up your own copy?  You can purchase it here.

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