Skip to main content


PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Gracie Bowen (Carly Schroeder) is the only girl among her parents' four children. Her brothers and father (Dermot Mulroney) eat, breathe and sleep soccer, and practice the sport every day. When her beloved older brother, Johnny, is killed in a tragic accident, Gracie attempts to come to terms with her grief by petitioning the school board to let her take Johnny's place on the boys varsity soccer team.

Cast: Dermot Mulroney , Elisabeth Shue , Carly Schroeder , Andrew Shue , John Doman , Peter McRobbie , Leslie Lyles , Joshua Caras

Director: Davis Guggenheim

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Picturehouse

Gracie (2007)

Release Date: June 1st, 2007|1 hr. 37 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 8 )
See all critic reviews on
  • December 12, 2010 dgolds1946
    Report This User

    Carly Schroeder is the winner here; the film can't possibly work unless she's believable in the part. Undoubtedly, the film makers wanted an actress who was visually appealing, but the more difficult feat was finding an actress who looked both physical and athletic. That's a tough, three legged parlay, but Schroeder looks and acts the part. I also toast the filmmakers since they were reliving the tragic loss of someone they loved. It would have been an easy slip to over-sentimentalize, and, not surprisingly, the film does walk a tightrope at times in that respect. But they never go overboard. The father/daughter relationship here is what holds the movie together, even more than the obvious "destination" of success for Gracie. It's the kind of relationship that makes families such a dangerous but necessary structure. An enjoyable film.

  • May 22, 2008 huntincrazy06
    Report This User

    I LIKE PIE!!!

  • May 22, 2008 lawcaroline
    Report This User

    I am always looking for the kind of film that matter-of-factly informs girls that, through desire and plain hard work, you can achieve your goals. That is a common, obvious message, but ask yourself how many movies are delivering that message to girls without also referring, whether overtly or by implication, to appearance and sexuality. The universe of those films is tiny. Well, finally, here is one!! Unfortunately, this movie was marketed poorly and did not do well at the box office. That does not mean, however, that it should die on the vine as a dvd. If you think a simple positive message of grit and determination for girls is worthy of wide distribution, then its going to take word of mouth to do it, because clearly the studios don't care. Spread the word about Gracie!!

similar movies

  • Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

  • A League of Their Own (1992)

  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)

  • Invincible (2006)

  • Moneyball (2011)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings