Saved by Grace – Movie Review

Saved by Grace, the latest Skipstone Pictures movie, stars Joey Lawrence and will be released this fall.

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SYNOPSIS

A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most important to him.

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The entire movie takes place in one Thanksgiving day as Joey Lawrence and Catalina Rodriguez drive from one side of a small town to the other. Along the way they stop at a school swimming pool, a dance studio, a church, Joey’s mom’s house, and a cemetery. I had a difficult time with all the unexplained questions, the biggest being why was Catalina in the middle of nowhere on her way to her family without a car or cell phone. However, despite my issues with the plot, I enjoyed this movie. I liked the complexity of Joey’s character, that while he’s bitter and angry, he’s also polite and very funny in a dry sort of way. I also found Catalina to be an endearing actress who was very likeable. The cinematography was good. The sets and locations nice. The drone shots were a little overdone, but they were pretty. The music was great. I absolutely love the music in every single one of Skipstone Pictures’ movies. They do a great job of integrating indie music with instrumental score and making it all work with the dialogue and action. This would be a great Thanksgiving movie for anyone who’s dealing with disappointment and family discontent. Or anyone who loves a good holiday love story!

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Author: Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker with over a decade of industry experience. She and her husband, Fred, have produced seven feature films, including SUMMER OF '67, PROVIDENCE, and THE GOOD BOOK. Their movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe as well as multiple television networks. They've accumulated dozens of festival accolades including many Best of Fest awards and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. Sharon is passionate about visual storytelling, branding, and marketing and would love to speak at your upcoming event.

2 thoughts

  1. My 16-year-old son and I watched this at the International Christian Film Festival about two weeks ago. About two weeks ago. I made some similar observations but we throughly enjoyed it and recommend that folks seek it out on DVD— right after they buy Providence of course!

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