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Nearing Grace (2005)

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In the shadow of a family loss, the youngest son develops interest in an attractive high school classmate, paying little mind of her athletic boyfriend or of his own female best friend.

Director:

Rick Rosenthal

Writers:

Scott Sommer (novel), Jacob Estes (screenplay) (as Jacob Aaron Estes)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Smith ... Henry Nearing
Jordana Brewster ... Grace Chance
Ashley Johnson ... Merna Ash
David Moscow ... Blair Nearing
Chad Faust ... Lance
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Clement C. Haydes
Logan Bartholomew ... Tripp
David Morse ... Shep Nearing
Shannon Day ... Rose Nearing
Amy Main ... Strawberry (as Amy Minderhout)
Raissa Fleming Raissa Fleming ... Spanish Teacher
Noah Rosenthal ... Studly Bartender
Courtney Taylor-Taylor ... Prom Band - The Band of Warhols
Brent DeBoer Brent DeBoer ... Prom Band - The Band of Warhols
Jon Fell Jon Fell ... Prom Band - The Band of Warhols (as John Fell)
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Storyline

In New Jersey, 1978-79, the Nearing family loses Rose Nearing, leaving a husband and two sons reeling with the loss. As the father slips increasingly toward drink and the collegiate older brother toward substance abuse and a career in drug smuggling, youngest son Henry has eyes for Grace, the high school senior class beauty. She reciprocates Henry's interest, despite having a steady boyfriend. What Henry takes for granted is his best friend friendship with Merna, a girl who's been there for him since childhood. Written by statmanjeff

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What if the one thing you want is the last thing you need?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Box See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,220, 13 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,159,038, 6 December 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The car which Grace (Jordana Brewster) steals, and Henry (Gregory Smith) burns is a 1969 Plymouth Fury. See more »

Goofs

A modern-day SUV can be seen in an aerial view of the city. See more »

Quotes

Blair Nearing: You know what Mom used to say, don't ya, that life is good, sometimes it's not, so drunk your cup of coffee while it's hot and get on with it.
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References The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

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Slow Motion
Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Performed by Johnny Williams
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By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Great Coming of Age Story
18 October 2007 | by allflowerz-1See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film! Its a great indie drama and I would definitely watch this film again. The story is a great coming of age story set in the 70's. I really loved the characters, especially Gregory Smith's character, Henry. I have been waiting for a breakthrough performance from him and this was it! His character deals with everything from family issues, regarding his brother and his father (David Morse); to girl problems, involving his crush (Jordana Brewster) and his best friend. This was definitely a job well done by Ashley Johnson, who plays Henry's best friend. Its got drama and it has its funny moments too.


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