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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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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?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The yellow car which Henry (Gregory Smith) drives around is an early 1970s Volkswagen 181, known in the United States as a Volkswagen Thing. See more »

Goofs

When main character Henry Nearing is carded at the bar, the bartender asks if he is 21, but the drinking age in NJ in 1978 was 18 not 21. 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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Connections

References The Incredible Hulk (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

All by Myself
Written by Eric Carmen and Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by Ashley Johnson
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High Hopes Not Really Met
16 October 2006 | by Morgan-23See all my reviews

I saw this movie this weekend here in New York, and I had really high hopes for it. Maybe that's where things first went wrong. This was a good idea for a story, heck, it's been done before. But this kind of coming of age story can usually be redone and retold in a rewarding way with the right script and cast. I think my main problem isn't that I hated this movie - I didn't feel one way or another about it. I didn't understand why the characters were the way they were. I wanted to know more about Grace - okay, maybe she was supposed to be mysterious but that didn't come across on screen...I was interested in why she was the way she was about guys, her stance on love, etc. As for the protagonist, i don't think it was the fault of the actor, but the he was just annoying and not sympathetic at all.


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$2,650,000 (estimated)
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