“Holly on Hollywood”
by Holly McClure
“Saved by Grace”
Saved By Grace takes place on Thanksgiving and is a thought provoking, uplifting story of love, loss and God’s grace. Rick (Joey Lawrence) is a former police officer who, after five years is still grieving the loss of his wife, from a violent shooting that took place on Thanksgiving. Because of his pain, he’s become estranged from his son (who lives with his grandmother) and is still angry with God. On Thanksgiving he stops to pick up Grace (Catalina Rodriguez), a beautiful woman who asks for a ride to her family’s home. Along the way the two talk about their lives and discover similar areas of pain, loss and grief, that both have endured. A Godly bond develops between the two and the day ends in reconciliation, forgiveness and love.
This is a non-rated, family-friendly-faith-based story for older audiences who can appreciate the mature themes. I enjoyed the…
realistic dialogue, great chemistry between Rick and Grace, and themes that tackle tough questions about faith, doubts and coming to terms with being angry at God. I enjoyed seeing how Grace was able to reach Rick through a sweet spirit and gentle dialogue about her faith, something many Christians will relate to and understand.
I had to get past a few plot holes that didn’t make sense to me (why was Grace on the road without a cell phone or way to get to her family, why hadn’t Rick had any contact with his son over five years and a few more), however the solid performances by Lawrence and Rodriguez, a thought-provoking storyline, great cinematography and music, make Saved By Grace a joy to watch anytime of the year. Go to skipstonepictures.com or Amazon for more information.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!