Healed by Grace

DVD Release: November 6, 2012
Healed by Grace
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Synopsis

Riley Adams has a bright future as a dancer until a tragedy brings it all to a halt. She rebuilds her life and discovers God’s perspective, finding love in the process, thanks to an unshakable faith and an unexpected bond with a beautiful mare named Grace.

Dove Review

Now here is a family friendly movie well worth watching! Riley Adams is a Christian girl who gives a presentation on the Great Flood in her college class where she is a sophomore. That is, “Noah’s flood”, something which causes a few eye rolls but the class is used to the “Bible thumper” who, actually, is a very nice girl and not a thumper of Bibles at all. On the other hand, Aleah doesn’t seem like a nice person at all. She makes fun of Riley for her beliefs and is her main competition in the dance class they both have a passion for.

Riley goes very far toward realizing her dream but then a tragic event changes the course of her life and she learns to trust God to find out what path she should take. It turns out to be a surprising one but one which opens up many opportunities for her. This movie demonstrates very well that every cloud has a silver lining and that former foes can indeed become friends. The movie features humor too such as when a trainer wears a girl’s flip flops so she can wear his boots to ride a horse. The music is terrific too, especially a song which features the lyrics, “Jimmy Stewart really got it right, it’s a wonderful life.” Natalie Weese is terrific as Riley as is the rest of the cast. The director, David Matthew Weese, does a wonderful job in giving the viewer an interesting story with realistic characters. This one is not to be missed!

We are happy to award this movie our Dove Seal and we rate it at five Doves, our highest rating. This is a movie the entire family can enjoy together.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a young couple.
Language: Man says another character is a "tool"; a girl is encouraged to "kick butt" at a competition.
Violence: A car crash that is mainly seen with flashing lights and the sound of the crash; a young man says he keeps busy with work when his parents fight.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Girls in shorts to perform dance; mild cleavage.
Other: A man at a stable says he does not want to take care of a cripple but we learn he has a softer side too; a girl is referred to as a "Bible thumper"; a girl spills water on the floor so a dancer will slip during her routine; a girl is heartbroken following the loss of some of her skills.

Info

Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 112 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter