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'Gracie' excellent, 'Knocked Up' not for fuddy-duddies

 

Last updated 6/21/2007 at Noon



“Gracie” is an excellent movie if you can white-knuckle it waiting for the sad part at the beginning to end. Gracie’s soccer star brother Johnny (Jesse Lee Soffer) dies in a car wreck – an extremely realistic event, especially since the number one cause of death between people ages 3 to 33 is car accidents.

Even though Gracie (Carly Schroeder) is devastated by her brother’s death, she helps to repair the family’s broken heart by stubbornly insisting upon playing boys’ varsity soccer. Historically, girls weren’t allowed to play soccer until Title IX was passed in 1972. And o...



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