Gracie Synopsis
A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Guggenheim doesn't bring much visual style to the game. But he brings heart (and some Bruce Springsteen on the soundtrack) to the story of a...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An inspirational sports movie, soccer subdivision, and it stops at every expected station of the cross on its road to the triumphant...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Dermot Mulroney takes the largest male role, that of the driven ex-soccer star and patriarch of the onscreen family. From certain angles he...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The New Jersey locations and soundtrack help ground the story in a particular time and place, and Schroeder delivers a terrific performance.
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By James Berardinelli
For all its faults, Gracie is made with enough grace to get us rooting for the protagonist.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A nicely confident Schroeder strides though the movie as if it's a masterpiece, and Mulroney is equally charismatic. But they can't quite...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
For all the personal ties to the material, the film too often reaches for broad-strokes inspiration in a way that feels generic.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Gracie is ably played by Carly Schroeder, and the tale of her uphill battle to play competitive soccer is based on the youthful activism of...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You miss the knockabout edge of "Bend It Like Beckham" -- though the ending, in its Pavlovian sports-flick way, pumps you up.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Sporadic on-field violence is only a tiny reason that Gracie disappoints, but it's indicative of the film's greater problem. Producers...
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Motivational, Inspiring, Incredible!

By harandsue
Gracie is about a girl that is bound and determined to make her dream of playing soccer come true. She accomplishes this goal through sheer determination, and by never losing sight of her dream. The...


By maryfm91
Last night I went to the advanced screening in San Francisco with my 2 friends. (We got to to meet the actors and actresses afterwards :]) But anyways, it was an outstanding movie. I went into it...

Gracie gets a thumbs up

By bcbarela
I left the movie just after the make-out session in the car because of the two 11 year old boys I had with me. "Too much kissing" for them. I understand the real soccer playing got going...

Uplifting, but not necessarily a family film

By lsufan1972
I took my 2 girls (12 and 10) and my son (5) to see this movie, and I wish I wouldn't have taken the kids. It was a great movie, but there were a few scenes that aren't for the kids. Gracie goes...


By Kelanderthal
Best movie with the truest message i've seen in a long time. Carly Schroeder truly came out and proved herself as an actress. The script, although lacking in a few areas, touched the heart and moved...

Girl on the boys' soccer team, I think I've heard this one before!

By xseabiscuitx
Not another one. The only good movie like this was She's the Man! Oh no, the mean boys won't accept me on the soccer team! Boo hoo! & this is gonna be a movie? Big whoop! There are girls who live...


By kris4620
We have all seen this story where the girl beats the boy....but have coaches changed to think that girls can be better than boys? It is possible but when will people accept it?...


By bdevall
I had my two grandchildren with me they are 12 year old girls. They just loved the movie and so did I. It really was a feel good movie....

Good Movie

By Lbrun
This movie was about believing in yourself, but then fighting for it. The premise of this movie is a girl who wants to play on the boys soccer team because there was no team for the girls. First...


Wonderful movie. Portrayed the loss in the family very true to life. I also like the interjection of how difficult it is for girls to play sports. It showed the sacrifice the family had to make...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Gritty girl soccer drama with a powerful message.
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