Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Grace Card DVD Review

At last, here it is! The blockbuster video that hit theatres earlier this year, The Grace Card, is finally on DVD today! The Grace Card tells the story of Mac McDonald, a police officer who loses his son through a car accident. Bitterness, resentment, and anger haunt him and pull apart his family, even after 17 years’ passage. As a police officer, he watches a black officer Sam Wright rise to the position of Sergeant that Mac so desperately wanted. His racism rises up again toward Sam, and the two do not get along very well. But Sam, also a Pastor, learns to love Mac even when Mac shows no respect back. Through tragedy and healing of hurt, Sam helps Mac get through and learn to forgive those who hurt him so deeply.

The topic of forgiveness and redemption spoke so strongly through The Grace Card, and is definitely the highlight of the film. The ending scene (which I won’t spoil for you) was so magnificent and tear-jerking, that it helps the viewer to see that what Christ has done for us, we can do for others, no matter how difficult it may seem. It was also cool to see this film tackle the issue of racism – that no matter what the color of our skin, God made us all equal and the same. Also sticking out are the issues of learning to trust God, marriage, and family life. Other highlights from this film include hearing Tenth Avenue North’s “Healing Begins,” TobyMac’s “City On Our Knees,” and stellar acting by the legendary Louis Gossett, Jr.

There is so much to learn through The Grace Card, an emotional film with a powerful message of redemption and forgiveness. The Grace Card is a DVD you will not want to miss – it definitely soars right up to the top of my list alongside Sherwood Pictures’ Fireproof and Facing the Giants!

Official trailer:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvbwb87FDic?rel=0]

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  1. Great review. I've not heard of this movie before but definitely interested in it!


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