Last night my daughter, Maddie, and I rented the movie “Grace Unplugged” from the 7-11 Red box by our house. I didn’t know what it was about, only that it was a family friendly movie that had some Christian themes. Honestly, I wasn’t terribly excited to watch it, but was willing to give it a try to have some movie time with Maddie. By the end of the movie I was crying and clapping (inside–real clapping would ensure eye rolling from my companion).
“Grace Unplugged” is about an 18-year-old girl, Grace, and her desire to pursue music in her life, but not without cost. Themes of rebellion, the temptation of the world, and redemption flow through the story. It is has wonderful music and impressive acting. I would recommend this for families with children 4th grade and up–and for adults who just want a good tear-jerker!
In fact the movie was so good, all the kids and I watched it a second time this morning for our “Church at Home” time that we occasionally do on Sunday mornings when Jon is out of town. After the movie, the kids filled in a couple of pages of questions I had created to dig into the story and how it related to their lives, and we discussed their answers together. My expectations for these teaching times with my kids tend to be too high (why do they want to sit in weird positions and eat loud food during this time?–well, to be fair it’s only one of them, but I won’t mention any names). However, I think the movie did a great job of speaking to my kids’ hearts.
If you are interested in doing the discussion part with your family after watching the movie, here are the questions we used:
Grace Unplugged (note, you will need to click on this one more time from the link this takes you to)
I hope you get a chance to see this movie–enjoy!