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Grace Is Gone In the moving drama Grace Is Gone, John Cusack plays Stanley, a husband whose soldier wife was just killed in Iraq, and who can't...Grace Is GoneDramaPT84MPG-13 In the moving drama Grace Is Gone, John Cusack plays Stanley, a husband whose soldier wife was just killed in Iraq, and who can't...2008-05-23Marisa TomeiThe Weinstein Company
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Grace Is Gone

Genre: Drama; Starring: John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Marisa Tomei; Director: James C. Strouse; Author: James C. Strouse; Release Date Limited: 12/07/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 84; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

In the moving drama Grace Is Gone, John Cusack plays Stanley, a husband whose soldier wife was just killed in Iraq, and who can’t bring himself to tell his two daughters. The ensuing narrative — he whisks the girls away on a drive to Florida — feels like a retread of uplifting cinematic road trips. (The usually staid Stanley drives through a field to prove he’s…liberated?) The performances, though, are uniformly great, particularly the understated Cusack and the grave Shélan O’Keefe as the 12-year-old Heidi. EXTRAS A quickie making-of and a news clip on a real-life military widower who helped Cusack prepare. B