Grace Is Gone
A grieving husband struggles to inform his daughters of their mother's death.
Production Year: 2007
January 26, 2013 13:30 (KSA) ~ January 26, 2013 12:30 (CLT)
John Cusack portrays Stanley Phillips, an adamant supporter of the Iraq war who intended to enlist himself, but was denied due to poor eyesight. His wife was accepted however, and Stanley remained in America to care for his two children: twelve-year old Heidi (Shélan O'Keefe) and eight-year old Dawn (Gracie Bednarczyk).
When two Army officers arrive on Phillips' doorstep one afternoon, Stanley immediately realizesthat his wife has been killed. Coping with the death itself proves less difficult than mustering up the courage to inform his daughters though, who he instead takes on a heartfelt road trip to their favorite amusement park.
Grace is Gone won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for two Golden Globes.
- John Cusack
- Alessandro Nivola