When a man learns that his wife has unexpectedly died, he begins the most difficult journey of his life in Grace Is Gone
, a heartfelt story of grief and healing, coming home to DVD May 27, 2008 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.
Golden Globe® nominee* John Cusack
, High Fidelity
) gives a powerful and poignant performance as Stanley, an ordinary man struggling to comprehend his wife's sudden death in the Iraq war.
Choosing not to confront her death, he takes his girls on a spontaneous road trip buying him much needed time as he soul searches for a way to tell them the tragic news he knows will change their lives forever. Garnering two Golden Globe nominations, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, composed by Clint Eastwood
(Million Dollar Baby
), Grace Is Gone
also received both the Audience and Best Screenplay Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and was a final nominee for the Grand Jury Prize.
- A Conversation on Grace Is Gone director James Strouse and Cusack
- Inspiration of Grace Is Gone - the real story
- Profile of TAPS - the organization that provides support for people that have lost loved ones to war
Summary: A husband whose wife has just been killed in Iraq doesn't have the courage to tell his two young daughters that their mother has died, so instead he decides to take them on a road trip, not to just make it easier on the girls but to make it easier for himself.
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