Grace Trey is an 18 year old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one hit wonder Johnny Trey who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.
When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real world" puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?
I think it is harder today to share the gospel message with people in a movie and yet still keep their attention. This story was one, that I felt would resinate with people of all walks. Who hasn't felt the need to get out there and try to make a go of it, without the aid of God? The struggles that Grace takes on are similar to the doubts we have in our own life, especially at a young adult age.
I really think that in any career we can take our eyes off of Christ, to see what is in front of us and think we got there on our own accord. We get prideful and wishful for things and set Christ aside. This story was a great example of that. I enjoyed the side story of Grace's parents as they struggle with the unhealthy decisions that she makes and how it reflects on them, to the point that they feel it their fault she is falling away. Don't we all feel like that when our children out of their own free will make poor choices? It isn't our fault though and it is so helpful to see that modeled and played out in the movie.
Grace Unplugged is a motion picture starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men) with performances by award-winning artists Chris Tomlin and Jamie Grace.
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