Review: Cusack Wrings Tears With `Grace’

January 5, 2008 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Grace is Gone

Grace is Gone

Previous war-on-terror dramas this year have fallen short by putting their heads before their hearts. Not “Grace Is Gone.”

It’s stirring, even gut-wrenching, on the strength of John Cusack’s terrifically restrained performance as a husband in denial over the death of his wife in Iraq.

This is a film that provoked a full-on case of the weepies among crowds at its Sundance Film Festival premiere last January, so unless you’ve had your tear ducts removed, bring along some tissue.

The debut film from writer-director James C. Strouse, “Grace Is Gone” might be shamefully manipulative if not for the naturalistic interplay and awkward empathy Cusack creates with the two young actresses playing his daughters.

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