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Grace is gone [videorecording] /

by Strouse, James C. (James Clifton); Cusack, John; Nivola, Alessandro; Bednarczyk, Gracie; O'Keefe, Shélan; Weinstein Company; Plum Pictures (New York, N.Y.); New Crime (Firm); Hart-Lunsford Pictures; Benedek Films; Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm); Genius Products, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : Santa Monica, CA : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Genius Products, [2008]Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1594450668 :; 9781594450662.Language note: English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99 ; Reinstated 9/24/2009 (hm)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Fathers and daughters -- Drama | Automobile travel -- Drama | Mothers -- Death -- Drama | Children of war casualties -- Drama | Iraq War, 2003- -- Drama | Father-daughter relationship -- Drama | Automobile travel -- Drama | Mothers -- Death -- Drama | Children of war casualties -- Drama | Iraq War, 2003- -- Drama | Fiction films | Road films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Melodrama -- Feature | Road -- Feature | War -- Feature | Family -- Feature | Feature films | Melodrama | War filmsCast: John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Gracie Bednarczyk, Shélan O'Keefe.Summary: Stanley Phillips is a sad, disconnected man unable to tell his young daughters that their mother, a soldier, has died in Iraq. Instead, he takes the girls on a road trip, where their innocent charm helps him rediscover a healing joy he thought he'd lost forever.
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The contemplative, understated tearjerker Grace Is Gone dramatizes the quiet crisis that befalls Stanley (John Cusack), a young Midwestern husband of a female marine stationed in Iraq, and a father of two girls. Suddenly and unexpectedly widowed when his wife, Grace, is killed on the battlefield, Stanley cannot bring himself to share the devastating news with his two young daughters. In lieu of speaking to them immediately about their mother's death, Stanley internalizes his devastation and takes the girls on a road trip while he attempts to sort through a myriad of conflicted and tumultuous internal feelings about the war itself and contemplates how to break the shattering news. Inevitably, the road trip will end with Grace's funeral. This film represents the brainchild of producer/star Cusack and writer/director James C. Strouse. It began with Cusack's fury about the Bush administration's policy banning footage of caskets returning from the Iraq and Afghani wars, and his desire to see those events played out onscreen, in the lives of American citizens. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

$19.99 ; Reinstated 9/24/2009 (hm)

DVD, region 1, widescreen (matted, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the hearing impaired.

John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Gracie Bednarczyk, Shélan O'Keefe.

Director of photography, Jean-Louis Bompoint ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music score by Clint Eastwood ; costume designer, Ha Nguyen ; production designer, Susan Block.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

MPAA rating: PG-13; thematic material, brief strong language, and teen smoking.

Stanley Phillips is a sad, disconnected man unable to tell his young daughters that their mother, a soldier, has died in Iraq. Instead, he takes the girls on a road trip, where their innocent charm helps him rediscover a healing joy he thought he'd lost forever.

Special features: A conversation on Grace; Inspiration for "Grace is gone"; Profile of TAPS, a Tragedy Assistance Program; Theatrical trailer.

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