A Walk with Grace

A Walk with Grace


When his mother dies the week before Easter, widowed hotshot LA exec Nate Lassiter (David Lee Smith) and his head- strong Latina daughter Chloe (Mishka Calderon) must finally return to his hometown in Ohio, where he faces the daunting task of signing away his family’s factory. Nate will collide with his spitfire cousin-with-a-grudge (Jenni-Kate Deshon) he forced to run the factory when he left years before, a labor-strike lead by a high school wrestling buddy (Austin St. John), and a legal battle over the factory sale—brought on by the girl he left behind, Grace (Ashley Bratcher). Forced to search his soul and embrace his past, in rediscovering with his home town Nate just might reconnect—with his Grace.

Dove Review

A Walk with Grace tells the story of an inventive LA engineer and single dad, Nate (David Smith), who must return home to Lima, Ohio, to handle his deceased mother’s business affairs. Though Nate hopes to stay only for the weekend, the townspeople go on strike and demand that rather than Nate sell his family’s factory and destroy their local economy, he use his engineer skills to save the business and their community.

Nate is eager to take the big bank’s deal to sell the business, take his chunk of change and return home to further establish his firm and secure a future for his daughter, Chloe (Mishka Calderon), but once the factory is protected and represented by Nate’s ex-girlfriend, Grace (Ashley Bratcher), he steps back and remembers why home is worth fighting for.

A Walk with Grace reminds us that prayer is powerful, that God’s plan prevails and that even homegrown townsfolk have a valuable story, but with a few scenes that include alcohol and language, this film is Dove-approved for Ages 12+.

The Dove Take:

When Nate grudgingly leaves LA and returns to his little Ohio hometown to settle his mother’s business affairs, he learns that grace might make him stay.

Content Description

Faith: The town is centered around its local church and the belief that God’s plan is best. Prayer and faith are highlight elements throughout the plot. Nate recalls the change Christ made in his life, turning him from alcoholism.
Violence: Nate and local townsman Duane get into a fisting brawl.
Sex: Several couples share innocent kisses throughout the movie; Chloe briefly mentions a time when she played Spin the Bottle.
Language: A** used once; “darn” used once; mild names like “stupid” mentioned several times.
Violence: Nate and local townsman Duane get into a fisting brawl.
Drugs: One scene includes the townspeople at a bar where main characters, including Pastor Tom, have a glass of beer; Sabrina has a glass of wine.
Nudity: Sabrina wears mild cleavage-revealing dresses and tops.
Other: None


Company: Viva Pictures Distrib. LLC
Writer: Nick Kellis
Director: Nick Kellis
Genre: Romance
Reviewer: Peyton G.