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Short summary

A popular girl befriends a beautiful girl with down syndrome.

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    • Author: Bluddefender
    I don't usually write reviews, so for me to be writing this is saying a lot. I wanted to like this movie so badly as the topics that it covers are very close to my heart. But after watching it, all I can say is... no. The main character, Cara, is unlikeable at best. They try to show her character developing and learning to accept others, but all I can see is a character who continues to stand by as her "friends" make despicable comments like "I'm not going to homecoming on a short bus." I also have a problem with how Cara is portrayed as a saint for... being friends with someone? If all of this wasn't bad enough, the acting is cringeworthy and the writing is just bad. The only reason that I'm not giving this movie 1 star is because I did like their portrayal of Young Life-- finally media that highlights love, acceptance, and forgiveness as the principles of the Christian faith. I also have to give them props for actually hiring actors with Down Syndrome to portray the characters. But other than that... no. Just no. Don't waste your time with this movie.
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    • Author: Maucage
    The script was cheesy and unrealistic and the acting was less than impressive. We bought the DVD when it was $5. I gave it a 5 because it had a good message, it was just not thought out as well as it could have been.
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    • Author: Haralem
    wow what an amazing Christian movie! I never cry at movies but at this one I did. I loved the relationship between the 2 main actresses and I love how it showed a realistic situation dealing with Down Syndrome people. The ending was so heartbreaking and I cannot believe that the girl died. That part broke my heart. I love the story of forgiveness and bullying in this story and it is one of the best Christian movies I have seen.
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    • Author: Mori
    While the main character, Grace, is a Down syndrome person, this movie is not about Down syndrome for there is a lot of bullying of others as well, not only Grace. This movie deals with bullying, and the length teens will go to in order to be accepted by the popular crowd, as well as forgiveness. Down syndrome is not the main issue in the movie by any means, although it is discussed at one point. I found this movie to be touching, yet frustrating at times as I watched the main bully. I think this movie would be great for parents and teens to watch together. It would make a great opener for parents to discuss these things - peer pressure, acceptance, bullying, forgiveness, accepting people who are different. Touched by Grace held my attention, made me smile, and made me laugh. This movie also reminded me how precious all life is and reminded me of the Down syndrome people I have known who so freely gave their love.
  • Credited cast:
    Stacey Bradshaw Stacey Bradshaw - Cara
    Ben Davies Ben Davies - Brandon
    Amber House Amber House - Grace
    Blakely Bunnell Blakely Bunnell - Skyler Harris
    Sara Cicilian Sara Cicilian - Quinn
    Carson Cash Carson Cash - Brad
    John Franklin Stephens John Franklin Stephens - Ben
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Valerie Boyd Valerie Boyd - Background
    Caroline Campbell Caroline Campbell - Amanda
    Christabel Fitzgerald Christabel Fitzgerald - Background Actor
    Nancy Fondriest Nancy Fondriest - Nancy Harris
    Patrick Hussion Patrick Hussion - Jim Jarvis
    William Jeschke William Jeschke - English Teacher
    Guyviaud Joseph Guyviaud Joseph - Grant
    Ben Leasure Ben Leasure - Jay
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