The Grace Card: In Theaters Tomorrow, 2/25/11

February 24, 2011

Back in November, I was given the opportunity to see a screening for the movie “The Grace Card.” This was my first screening invite and I didn’t quite know what to expect.  They were so generous to not only offer me a ticket, but also one for a guest of my choice.  I knew this would be something my neighbor would want to see, so I invited her to join me in this little adventure.

Before the movie began, we were given a little synopsis and some background info on how the movie came about being written. The woman speaking then said, “I cried four times the first time I saw it.” It was then that I immediately began digging in my purse and coat pockets for that little pack of Kleenex I was hoping I still had!

The movie starts off with a life-changing tragedy. The storyline is then jumped forward several years and you see that the father, named Mac, is now a police officer and assigned a new partner, named Sam, who is from another background. There is a lot of tension between Mac and Sam but along the way, somehow there’s not only a friendship built but also faith is renewed.

It’s seems like there are fewer movies being released these days that leave you with a sense of inspiration and wanting to change your life–and help others. I was glad to see that this film was all those things. The actors were amazing. The script was well-written. And the movie overall—had me in tears (in a good way) and wanting to just make a difference.

Well, at this screening they had an amazing surprise for us….we were able to meet both lead actors: Michael Joiner and Michael Higgenbottom. I was in complete disbelief when we were told that it was Mr. Higgenbottom’s first movie as he was just phenomenal. Here’s a few pics of me with them:

With Michael Joiner

With Michael Higgenbottom

I am very thankful to Provident Films, not only for the special screening invite, but also for allowing me to delay my posting so I could share this all with you closer to the release date. If you are looking for something refreshing to do this weekend, check to see if The Grace Card is showing at a theater near you. (and don’t forget your Kleenex!)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 vergin February 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

how to get a free screening invite.

2 coupongeek February 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm


Typically they are given out just to people of the media (such as magazines, newspapers, websites, etc.) or whomever might help promote the movie, in this case, pastors of churches.


3 April D. February 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Our church is planning on going this weekend. I’ve seen the trailer and it looks wonderful. Is this by the same group that did ‘Flywheel’, ‘Facing the Giants’, and ‘Fireproof’? Regardless, this movie looks inspirational and just what the world needs right now.

4 coupongeek February 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

You know, I’m not sure. I think they were inspired by Fireproof but not sure if they are the same people. I haven’t seen Fireproof yet. On my to-do list as I’ve heard it’s wonderful.

I think you’ll just love this, April. I am debating going back to see it this weekend as my neighbor and I both said we wanted to see it again after leaving the theater that night.

But seriously….bring Kleenex. :) I heard a few men in the screening audience say they never cry at films and they were wiping away tears after this one.

5 FAITH STILL February 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Thanks for the info. This one looks like it is worth seeing.

6 Shannon February 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm

This movie is not from the same group as Fireproof.
A Nazarene church in Memphis wrote and as I understand
Produced the movie! It looks to be awesome and I can’t wait
For date nite to go and see it!

7 Sgarron Bradley February 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Could you please let me know if this movie will be coming to the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area anytime soon. I really want to see it.


8 coupongeek February 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I think they’ll keep updating their site. I’d check there to see if/when it’s available in Dallas. Well worth it to go see it!


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