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The Grace of Jake

The Grace of Jake is a movie starring Michael Beck, Lew Temple, and Chad Morgan. Ex-inmate and wandering musician Jake travels to a small town in Arkansas intent on exacting revenge from his father, but begins to unravel a...

Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Music, Comedy, Drama
Director
Chris Hicky
Writer
Chris Hicky
Actors
Jordin Sparks Thomas, Chad Morgan, Lew Temple, Michael Beck
Country
USA
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Fresh out of prison, drifter musician Jake steals a car and says goodbye to California. His destination is Palestine, Arkansas, population 678. It's here where his father lives and works as a crop duster pilot. Jake has never met his father, but holds him responsible for all of life's troubles: failure, jail, the death of his mother. Jake travels intent on revenge, but once he gets to this small town big things start to happen, and Jake learns that his momma may not have been quite so innocent through it all. Jake soon becomes part of a colorful ensemble cast that is as authentic and soulful as it gets. This is a movie about people and place, the characters just as important as the location.

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Christopher

The Grace of Jake was one of the most entertaining movie I have ever seen. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a movie so much. Now that's a movie I can watch over and over and not get bored of. It's funny, heartbreaking, and totally a cry-for-the-heart movie. The acting was good, the music was great, the pacing was good, the songs were beautiful. I hope to see the movie again and again, to see how the story develops. I'm sure it won't change my mind about religion, but it did make me think about how differently I might respond to my own beliefs. It's definitely not an preachy movie. I think the movie was clever enough to make it engaging, so that it's actually interesting, which it is. It's still funny, but it's more of a smart comedy.

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Keith S.

I saw this movie yesterday and i'm glad i saw it. I've never seen the original film, but i've seen pretty much all of Scorsese's works. I thought it was really funny, but it wasn't super-slick comedy like Goodfellas or Casino or Goodfellas: The Harder They Fall, etc. It was still hilarious, but it wasn't one of those perfect comedies. The plot was kind of dumb, and a little stupid in places, but it still wasn't bad, and it was still funny. I still think the original was better, but i liked this one. I think the actors really nailed it, and the actors really lived it. A few people have complained about the slow pace, but i actually thought it was good. Some parts of the story were really long, but that didn't bother me at all, because it made the movie enjoyable. I don't think the actors were really wasted. I loved the characters. I thought they were really great. I love the actors, especially Samuel L. Jackson. I also loved Jessica Lange. And I loved the soundtrack. I think it was really awesome. I still think the original was better, but this one is really good, and a little bit funnier. And it's got just as much heart.

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Michael

I actually really liked this film. It was very entertaining and the whole premise was a real joy to watch. But the film did suffer from a couple of flaws. Firstly, the lead actress was a little too fat for the part. I mean, what was it about a fat girl who's just a little overweight? Secondly, the script in parts seemed to be lacking in a lot of detail. However, I suppose you could say that it was just that there weren't enough details to make the plot seem realistic. In any case, I really enjoyed watching this film. The cast were all good and I think the film was just about what you'd expect from this kind of genre. If you're looking for a good film that won't make you cringe at all, give it a go.

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Anna L.

This is my favorite Woody Allen movie. I haven't seen this one for a while, so it's a little hard to remember exactly what it's about, but I remember it being a little preachy. However, I don't remember it being particularly funny. It was the dark stuff. The character of Gideon is incredibly stupid, and he's funny. Why did the audience feel that they were supposed to be laughing at the stupidity of Gideon's character? I think the thing that was most fun about the film was the characters, the actors. This is a movie about a woman, who is always feeling lonely. She has a boyfriend who comes to visit her, and she's always feeling like there's something missing from her life. She's a professional writer, so she knows how to express herself. She meets a writer friend, who comes to her apartment to write a letter to her. But what he wants to do is to write to a young artist who lives in her building, who is barely out of high school. The woman is in love with this young artist, and she gets irritated at the people who think this is a bad thing, who are either selfish or stupid. In this movie, we find out that there is no difference between the two. The woman is just lonely, and the young artist is in love with her. This is also the story of a woman who's afraid to let her husband know about her feelings for someone else, because he will think she's weak, and she will be upset about that. In the end, she has to tell her husband that she loves him, but not before he can get married. That is the interesting part. It's a film about two people, but it's really about two people, who are in love. It's a love story about two people who have grown up in the same building, but they don't know how to deal with it. But that's what makes the film work. It's funny, it's sad, and it's poignant. It's not exactly Woody Allen's best film, but it's a good movie, and it's my favorite Allen movie.

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Kathy Morrison

Perhaps I was at the right age to watch this film in the early nineties, and therefore it was a bit of a revelation to see a film about youth and youth culture (much of which was censored at the time) which I still have vivid memories of. I was quite amazed to find that this was a film made by a company which included both leading names from the 1980s and a 'reboot' which included young actors from the current crop of actors in the UK. The film looks a lot like you might expect from a Brit underground film, with large number of punks, gangs and various other semi-tribal youth groups (but it's all in the past now!). The story follows four characters, all three of whom were in their teens in the 1980s, but now live in the present day, having been at the time of the crime and so are now old enough to experience the same sort of pain, and the same frustrations, and how their relationship with their family/clan/social life is now different and even toxic. They have all matured into adults, though they all still struggle with a deep wound from their youth. One is a grown up who has been in a short period of time in a psychiatric facility, and has now gone on to become a career criminal. Another is the friend of the main character from the early 1980s, who still lives in the same housing estate he grew up in. And the third is a man who is constantly afraid of his parents and is now a target of one of the gangs. Although not a film of any high artistic merit, it is still a classic which must be seen if you are into film about youth and youth culture. 7/10

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Julie

The Grace of Jake is a light, charming, all-star fantasy tale about a musical family's journey. The film is wonderfully amusing, charming, and funny. The film revolves around a musical family and how they have been living and trying to deal with life and trying to find a new direction for their lives. The film is funny, there is a romantic side to the story, there is drama, and there is a musical story that is entertaining. I love the idea of musicals, and I was looking forward to seeing this film. The film works because it is a fantasy film. It is about a family of musicals and their journey of finding their lives. I also like that there are several musicals that are included in the film. I also like the idea that the music is in a fantasy world. There are characters that are old and they have music in their lives. This is a fantasy that is charming and entertaining. I don't think I would call this a comedy, but it is not completely serious either. I don't think it is meant to be serious either, but it does have some comedic elements that are funny. If you want a light, charming fantasy film, then this is the film for you. If you want a romantic film, then I suggest you watch it. It is a fun film, with a lot of great comedic moments. It is a film that is enjoyable and I have no problem giving it a high rating.

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Kathryn

When I saw the trailer I had an idea that it would be a typical 'housewives' kind of movie and that it would be filmed in Jamaica. But I was wrong. The movie is an amalgamation of genres, but mostly comedy. Although the movie is not all comedy it does have the humor. The characters in the movie are likable and are drawn to each other. The movie is about a poor family who lost a parent, who's son is the reason of their problem. The comedy in the movie is funny, but not always of the genre that we see. I think that the audience will enjoy the movie and laugh while they watch it. The movie is not for everyone, but I think it will be enjoyed by everyone. The movie's plot is a mixed up story that is not all that interesting, but I think it is entertaining. The movie does not have a big story, but it does have characters that are the main characters in the movie, and they are likable. I would recommend that everyone to see this movie. Overall, this is a good movie to see.

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Jordan Harper

This film could have been a B-movie, but with the great performances, the most professional sound track and the beautiful scenery of the Victorian era, it's a perfect film to watch with your friends!>i don't know why people are judging this movie so bad. I like to watch movies for more than the plot. I also like to see a lot of different actors and actresses. I don't remember seeing another German movie with a small cast of just one person (which also starred the country's top actors of the day, like Karl Novak and Dieter Laser) and in the end that one person seemed to be an important character in the plot. That is, until the film ended. Now, to the actors, that made the movie enjoyable. The main protagonist was very talented and funny, and he had good chemistry with the other actors. I also liked the relationship between his love interest and her boyfriend, which is an interesting side to the movie. This movie has lots of acting and amazing actors!

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Dennis H.

Before watching the film, I was thinking that it might be a satire and parody but it's a good film and the performances of all the actors are top-notch. They are all very convincing and are well put together and there is a great chemistry between all of them. The story is about an English woman (Catherine McCormack) who wants to be a singer but ends up looking for a job. As she wants to play with the kids of an abusive music teacher (Brian Blessed) she thinks that she would get a chance to be a singer if she accepts the job. I think this film is really good and I would recommend it to people who are into British comedies and the story of a woman looking for a job and a very dysfunctional family. The direction of the film is very good and I think that this film is more realistic than most films because it has a point of view and I think that it's much more realistic and convincing. It's a good film and I think that the film is very strong and good for a comedy film. This is a comedy with drama and is a good film for a family. My vote is seven. Title (Brazil): "Gracia para rago" ("The Grace of Love")

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Gregory Graham

Bjorn Landa plays the fast-talking and barrel-chested Jake Goody Walker, an energetic man-child who has just learned that his father has passed away. He must prove that he still loves him by going to the trouble of bringing his father's music to the big screen, with the help of a lady musician (Amanda Bynes), his lawyer friend, the composer, and a host of others. At the same time, Jake and his gang of musicians are trying to win the heart of the horny assistant (the well-played Elle Fanning) who is convinced that they are the latest lovers. What happens next is all up to the viewer. The plot is cute, the music is good, the acting is just fine, and the message of "we'll make it through, that we're not so different" is pretty meaningful and gets the point across. To be fair, the film itself is somewhat predictable, but I like that about this one.

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Sandra H.

I don't think this movie had that many moving parts, the plot was all we really cared about, but it was so interesting to watch. For a woman, Marissa was very sexy. I never liked her character much in other movies and the way they portrayed her. I loved how she kissed the guy and talked to him and kept him in the dark about what happened to her. She is an expert on all things woman and the relationship between her and her brother. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it. She is very confident, self assured and she makes the best decisions in life. She is so funny and hot that I enjoyed every minute of it. What I also loved was how the movie showed the best side of America. You can see it in how people treat each other, and you can see how some people might be afraid to step out of line and just start doing what they want. It is all about freedom and being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, without having to wait. The people I had the most fun with were the nurses and doctors. They were so excited to see Marissa. They have such a great sense of humor, but it is all real and real. I loved the movie because it was so real. I love this movie, it was very funny, it was so heartwarming, and it was so interesting. If you love Marissa and your looking for a good romantic comedy, you should watch this movie. It is truly a great movie.

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Kyle Kelley

I thought this movie was an interesting attempt to explore the themes of young women of the 60's. They are still trying to figure out themselves and are finding their identity, yet it is difficult to imagine how they will be able to cope with that at age 40. It was also interesting to see how these young women are dealing with their relationships. They are dealing with men, and then trying to figure out how to deal with their relationships with other women. Although I did not think the story was very realistic, I was impressed with the development of the characters, especially the relationship between the girls. I think that the ending was a little too poetic, but I still think it was a good movie.

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Tyler

Kate Winslet is charming, with a background in drama, that helps the film carry her own ideas. She has to be the "lead" to ensure that everyone in the audience takes the film seriously. Elizabeth Olsen, playing Winslet's sister, is perfect, especially in the part where she does her on-screen speech. The acting is all around good. There's a definite sense of being in the "fairytale" world. This is one of those films that I want to see more than once. If you're looking for something to watch on the night before a big night out, then give this film a go.

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Ann

I saw this movie with friends on a rainy afternoon when it was first released. It was clearly ahead of its time, and very much a social comment on the current state of society. The casting is perfect, the story is clever and the direction is excellent. I recommend this movie to all.

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Janet O.

In its attempt to make sense of the grungy and sometimes almost surreal world of independent rock and roll, the film drifts across the line between naive, and hopeless. It does so in the context of a California club called the Ha Ha, which was founded in 1977, and is one of the earliest clubs in the country. The club was notorious for its erratic behavior, and for the kids who actually went there. For those of us who have seen "The Mamas and the Papas," this film is not exactly relevant. The main characters in this movie, from both John Turturro and Zach Braff to director James Ponsoldt and writer Robert Fisher, are quite likable and sympathetic. In fact, the characters' personalities, which can be characterized as either lovable, or contemptible, is what sets this film apart from many of its predecessors. I liked the film a lot better when I was a kid, and it was interesting to watch this story come to life when I was a teenager. I especially liked the relationship between Pappa and the young punk band members. It was an interesting dynamic, and it had the potential to be both funny and tragic. Unfortunately, the film does not keep up this balance, and it becomes rather annoying as a result. I found myself thinking about the film more than it wanted me to. This is not to say that it is a bad movie. I really enjoyed it, and I liked the characters. I also thought the chemistry between Zach Braff and Rebecca Hall was quite good. I could see that their chemistry was quite real. But the film doesn't seem to have the ability to balance out its content with the emotional effect it could have had on me as a kid. I thought this film would be even more of a classic if it were made today, but I think it would be even more so if it were made at a different time, and on a different medium. As it is, it is a fine film, but it is definitely a guilty pleasure. It has been awhile since I have watched it, but I am glad that I saw it a long time ago, because I think it might have been the film that really got me interested in independent film. I would recommend it to people who are interested in independent film, or people who are a fan of Zach Braff, and/or a fan of independent music, or for anyone who likes good filmmaking. It is worth seeing, but it is definitely not a great film.

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Tyler Turner

Hands down the best Nick Hornby film.I loved it. I saw it on DVD in a run out but it was on a mid night free TV channel on the BBC. I couldn't sleep but thought why not. The title would bring to mind Jack the Ripper and thought hey let's watch a Nick Hornby film.I'll enjoy it and I won't have nightmares. I thought the story line was simple and clean. It was funny with a few punch ups in between but that's the way Nick Hornby does it. It's like watching a Nick Hornby film and it's so simple, clean and clean. The cast was great. There was a great mix of older and younger actors. The plot was simple and straightforward and all that was involved was just a bit of nudity and sex. I thought the character development was very good and easy to follow. I didn't know anything about the characters except for the father and the daughter and this film is the first I've seen of both of them and they both did an excellent job. I also like the romance angle. There was a bit of a subtext in the film. The ending was good. There is a hint of other stories that were around the Hornby family and in other families but I didn't know any of them. The ending also made me wonder if he would go to prison. I liked it. I'm glad I watched it and I enjoyed it.

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Kathy Gordon

This film is about two young people who form a rock band and are drawn into the world of drugs and sex. They have lots of fun, but do not do as well as they would have liked. The film is about friendship, honesty, failure, and forgiveness. It is not very original, but it is a good film, and all the characters are likable.

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Craig S.

It is my understanding that this was a play that was performed in London's West End during the 1970's. It is unclear whether it was staged in the UK or the US. As a play in the UK it has a US cast of over ten leading actors. It seems likely that it was produced in the US. There are some interesting scenes. The scene where the widow complains about her son's health. And the performance by Neeson. It is a bit rough around the edges, and the dialogue is often in French. That said, it is a great performance. It is also a bit hard to follow at times, as it is peppered with the occasional phrase that is incomprehensible to me. But, it is not a bad movie. I think it would be very enjoyable to watch with a group of friends and listen to the dialogue.

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Eugene Guzman

In the story "The Grace of Jake", two college friends, Andrew and his girlfriend, Gabriella, move to the city to pursue their dreams, their destination is Hollywood. Andrew, a jazz musician, is driven to achieve his dreams. Gabriella, who is more open-minded, dreams of going to the theater. They decide to travel to Hollywood to be in the new movie. The two friends, who are very close, end up together after Andrew's ex-girlfriend, wants to be with him, but he chooses to go to the theater instead. When Andrew gets the audition for the role of a man who plays the part of a president, he finds out that his girlfriend is dating another woman, the other woman is also studying acting. At that time, the movie is due to be released in Hollywood, and the two friends, who are very close and are looking for something that is not normal, are together, except Andrew, who is going to go to the theater, and Gabriella, who is not interested in going to Hollywood. The movie is very funny, has many funny scenes and is a lot of fun to watch. The story is very entertaining and interesting, which makes it a really good movie to watch. This is an enjoyable movie, to watch.

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Kenneth Watson

The Grace of Jake is a film that has not been completely described in my mind. I was looking forward to seeing it, and thought that it would be a good film, but after reading the negative reviews that it received, I really was expecting more, but even so, I was disappointed. The Grace of Jake is about a young man, named Billy, who was born deaf and dumb and has had a lot of problems in his life, but he continues to work at a bar, which is located in a country town, and even goes on a journey to get the hell out of that town, which he describes as "a dying town". The Grace of Jake tells a story of the life and times of Billy, and it's an interesting one. I would recommend this film to anyone, it's a good film that will keep you interested throughout the film. I would also recommend that everyone who thinks that this film is bad, see it anyway. I gave it a 7 out of 10 because of how bad it is. I really do recommend it though, and if you get the chance to see this film, go see it. I think it's an interesting story, and if you liked it, then maybe you would like the film.

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Jacqueline G.

While this movie was not as bad as I thought it would be, it still was not what I had expected from this director. From what I have read in the other reviews I think the one who was expecting this film to be a typical action movie and a bunch of shots of empty faces was sadly mistaken. This is an artistic and deeply meaningful film that I would highly recommend for those who like to be surprised. The story takes place on a high school campus and follows the relationship between three girls who are studying abroad in Rome. The best friend of one of the girls who is studying abroad, Grace, is sad and depressed, and her friends who have been moving on with their lives at this time are the kind of people who have to hide it and make it seem like it's a normal experience. One of the girls, Grace, has just moved in with her boyfriend and is making plans to take care of the apartment she's renting in order to start her own life. The movie begins with her buying clothes, making a speech to her boyfriend about how she wants to start a life with him, and getting ready to leave. When she walks out on him, she goes home to the apartment she's living in, and starts her new life. In the end, Grace tells her friends that she is going to go to Italy for a year and do her own thing, and starts the move. During the rest of the movie, you learn more about Grace and the people around her, including what her parents have been up to. I found this movie to be a bit more than it seems at first glance. It is a very dark film that has a lot of beautiful shots and an interesting story line. If you like movies that take a while to get to the point, you might be disappointed at the end, but if you are able to get over the lack of entertainment in the middle, you will be entertained and will love the movie. I give it a 7/10.

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Jason Keller

This was a decent movie. As other reviewers have noted, the songs are pretty good, but some of the details were a bit off. The vignettes that do not relate to each other are also a bit off. A little too much drama and unnecessary melodrama that I felt took away from the flow of the film. Also, some of the characters are very similar. I can't wait for the next movie.

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Julie Patel

It's a good movie, but not as great as I had thought. If you enjoyed 'In Bruges', this should be similar to that movie. It's not exactly a fantasy of where crime is going. It's about where crime is going, and it's about what's going on in the world today. It's a movie that doesn't try to be too funny, or too moving. It's a movie that's good at what it does. And it's also a movie that, if you've seen 'In Bruges', you'll know that the end is predictable, but the beginning was. The actor who played Jake was amazing, and not only that, it was more of a role than I was expecting, he was great in it. It's not the best movie I've seen this year, but I really enjoyed it.

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Emily

I am extremely proud of this movie, and I think everyone should see it. It is a good movie. This is a story of the rise and fall of Jake Turner, an extremely talented singer who did everything right in his career. While his music career flourished, he was tragically lost to a motorcycle accident which ended his life just two weeks before the recording of his last album. The movie follows his life while he has to deal with his memories and keep his spirit and his spirit alive while he is still able. It is a well-written and directed film that shows Jake as a human being and the joys and difficulties he goes through while dealing with his memories. I love that the character of Jake Turner does not say one word throughout the entire movie and that the actors and the director did a very good job of not making him sound as if he is some voice-over-acted character. Jake looks and sounds like a real person. There is a strong emotional connection with him and the audience. The director of the film has a strong background in music and the music is beautiful. It's filled with lyrics that can make you think about things that were important to Jake and his music. I think that all artists are affected by their music, whether it's Jimi Hendrix or J.R.C. Today, in the music world, the best music is highly professionalized. It's the performance that really makes the difference in your career. There are some bad music videos, but they are few and far between. The movie was edited very well. There are many scenes that I felt should have been cut out and some that were just unnecessary. However, I think that the director did a very good job in doing that. This is one of those movies where you cannot help but be affected by it. You will be able to relate to the character of Jake Turner as well as the people in the movie. I think that it is a very well-done movie with a good plot and solid performances. This movie should be seen by all.