Grace is Gone Movie Trailer

Grace is Gone

Grace is Gone was probably the most talked about film at Sundance this year (aside from the Dakota Fanning rape film and the Bestiality Horse documentary). The Weinstein Co scooped up the film, and Clint Eastwood enjoyed the flcik so much that he asked to score the film. You can hear some of that score in the new trailer released today on Yahoo. I’m not really a fan of the trailer as I think it doesn’t really show you what this film has to offer. But like many others, I really loved this film when I saw it earlier this year at the festival (you can read my early review here).

The movie follows a recently-widowed father and his two daughters on a road trip to DisneyWorld-like theme park. John Cusack plays a father who is unable to tell his daughters about their Mother’s death in Iraq. And the knowledge of what the children don’t know hangs silently behind every scene. It’s a heart-wrenching film which has some relevant political undertones. In my mini-Sundance Review, I said that it was Cusack’s “best performance in years.” Some people have compared this to Little Miss Sunshine in the fact that it’s another little indie that will probably gain award recognition come early next year.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Grace is Gone Movie Poster

Grace is Gone Movie PosterWhen I saw the movie poster for Grace is Gone on Cinematical, I immediately thought that The Weinstein Co used a quote from my Sundance review. I quickly realized that NY Post and Richard Roeper were the names under the quotes. The following quote did run in the review I posted last January:

“Cusack is brilliant. This is his best performance in years.”

Isn’t that funny?

The movie follows a recently-widowed father and his two daughters on a road trip to DisneyWorld-like theme park. John Cusack plays a father who is unable to tell his daughters about their Mother’s death in Iraq. And the knowledge of what the children don’t know hangs silently behind every scene. It’s a heart-wrenching film which has some relevant political undertones. In my mini-Sundance Review, I said that it was Cusack’s “best performance in years.” Some people have compared this to Little Miss Sunshine in the fact that it’s another little indie that will probably gain award recognition come early next year. Clint Eastwood liked it so much that he even agreed to score the film.

Clint Eastwood to Score Grace is Gone

Grace is GoneA great movie has just gotten even better. Clint Eastwood has agreed to composing a new musical score for James C. Strouse’s Grace is Gone. According to The Envelope [via: HE], Clint Eastwood was so taken by the film which premiered at Sundance 2007, and was quickly snapped up by The Weinstein Co. Many people were calling it the best movie of this year’s festival. Eastwood’s score won’t be laid down “until close to the movie’s Oscar-season debut at the New York Film Festival in September.”

The movie follows a recently-widowed father and his two daughters on a road trip to Disneyland (or a Florida theme park much like it). John Cusack plays a father who is unable to tell his daughters about their Mother’s death in Iraq. And the knowledge of what the children don’t know hangs silently behind every scene. It’s a heart-wrenching film which has some relevant political undertones. In my mini-Sundance Review, I said that it was Cusack’s “best performance in years.” Some people have compared this to Little Miss Sunshine in the fact that it’s another little indie that will probably gain award recognition come early next year.

Eastwood has composed the score for Million Dollar Baby (nominated for a Golden Globe and a Grammy), Flags of Our Fathers (nominated for a Satellite Award), Mystic River and Space Cowboys. I personally think Mystic River is one of the best movie scores of the past 10-years.

Sundance: Grace is Gone Movie Review

Grace is Gone

My Mom was very sick the years before I entered Middle School. The only times I saw her were in the Hospital. I was young so I was kept out of the loop on how things were really going. But one night at the hospital all the relatives were there. My dad even slept over instead of coming home. I didn’t realize the significance of the situation at the time.

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