Box art for Grace Unplugged

Grace Unplugged

children & family, drama


Grace is a Christian teen who is struggling to find her own way in life. Against the wishes of her overly protective father, she runs away from home to chase her musical dreams.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    50%
  • Audience Score
    81%

common sense

ON for kids age 11
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5

Predictable prodigal daughter tale with Christian message.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Grace Unplugged is a faith-based family drama about an 18-year-old who runs away to Los Angeles to become a pop star against the express wishes of her Christian parents. It's a story about finding your own way back to you family and God, and it contains some heavy subject matter (references to sex, fake celebrity romances, and artistic compromises), but should be fine for mature tweens and teens. Christian parents will enjoy seeing this movie with their adolescent kids. Families who aren't Christian may still appreciate the feel-good message of honoring your parents and staying true to your beliefs (whatever they might be).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the popularity of faith-based movies. Are these message movies made for general entertainment or to evangelize? Will non-Christians enjoy this movie too?
  • This movie is critical of the entertainment industry. Do you think there's room for people of faith in regular entertainment, or should they stick to faith-based projects and media?
  • Parents may want to use Grace as an example of the consequences of underage drinking and getting involved with someone who only wants sex. What do the characters in the movie learn about these topics? Are they realistic lessons?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    50%
    reviews counted: 3
    see all Grace Unplugged reviews
  • Audience

    81%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Feels like a religious tract more than a movie.

- Andy Webster, New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fresh: It should satisfy its intended audience and maybe even bring a few new viewers into the flock.

- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Monday, October 7, 2013

Rotten: Tepid and predictable ...

- Joe Leydon, Variety, Saturday, October 5, 2013

Audience Reviews

5 stars

Many people challenge their faith and authority. The main character idolizes a pop star, but does not use her body or lower her values to achieve what society covets. Loved it!

- terrally, Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2 stars

It serves the audience it is intended for fairly well. The story does not provide any hope for Christians wanting to make impact in show business. Essentially, the overall message is "The entertainment industry will crush your faith, so don't even try". Thanks for the inspiration...

- brettbussen, Friday, December 6, 2013