Grace Is Gone

Grace is Gone DVD coverIt is difficult enough to cope with one’s own heartbreak, but what do you do when you have to break your children’s hearts as well?  In Grace is Gone, Stanley Phillips is a hardworking and idealistic man whose wife is serving in Iraq.  When he learns that his wife has been killed, he cannot bring himself to tell his two young daughters.  Instead, he impulsively takes them on a road trip during which he struggles to accept what has happened and to find the words that must be spoken.  John Cusack delivers a mesmerizing performance, utterly convincing even from the first routine moments of the film.  Written and directed by James C. Strouse, with music by Clint Eastwood, and distributed by the Weinstein Company, Grace is Gone is a stirring portrait of character and of family.