Gracie In 1978, a high school girl playing competitive soccer wasn't just novel — it was barely heard of. This amiable rouser, based on the experiences… Gracie In 1978, a high school girl playing competitive soccer wasn't just novel — it was barely heard of. This amiable rouser, based on the experiences… 2007-06-01 PG-13 PT90M Drama Carly Schroeder Andrew Shue Elisabeth Shue Picturehouse
Movie Review

Gracie (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
SOCCER SHUE In Gracie , Schroeder (pictured with Dermot Mulroney) is a goal-oriented girl trying to win a place on a boys' soccer team in…
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SOCCER SHUE In Gracie, Schroeder (pictured with Dermot Mulroney) is a goal-oriented girl trying to win a place on a boys' soccer team in 1978, based on a true story
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Jun 01, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Carly Schroeder, Andrew Shue and Elisabeth Shue; Distributor: Picturehouse

In 1978, a high school girl playing competitive soccer wasn't just novel — it was barely heard of. This amiable rouser, based on the experiences of Elisabeth Shue and her family (Shue was one of the producers), tries to convey how gutsy and role-smashing it is for Heather Graham-cute Gracie (Carly Schroeder) to cleat her way onto an all-boys soccer team. So why is Gracie as processed as an after-school special? You miss the knockabout edge of Bend It Like Beckham — though the ending, in its Pavlovian sports-flick way, pumps you up. C

Originally posted May 30, 2007 Published in issue #938 Jun 08, 2007 Order article reprints