Holly on Hollywood
“Because of Gracia”
by Holly McClure
Because of Gracia” is about Chase Morgan (Chris Massoglia) – a typical teen entering his senior year in high school. He loves to daydream, hang out with his best friend OB and enjoys observing others, rather than partaking or taking a stand on anything. When a new girl, Gracia (Moriah Peters), comes to school…
…her beauty and personality immediately make her popular with most everyone but a group of jealous, mean girls. Gracia or Grace, as she likes to be called, not only makes a difference in the lives of fellow students but becomes best friends with Chase and OB. As Chase and Grace’s friendship grows, Chase begins to find his voice and take a stand for what he believes in. Ben Davies, John Schneider, also star.
The PG-13 teen-friendly story deals with mature themes that high school kids are faced with; bullying, mean girls, sexual pressure, teen pregnancy, freedom of religion, taking a stand for what you believe in and standing up for your faith. There are some funny, light-hearted and even silly scenes that prevent the story from getting too heavy, mixed in with a few emotional scenes dealing with a Christian girl who becomes pregnant. This is a well-written, perfectly cast movie with themes about taking a stand for what you believe in, persecution for those beliefs, temptation and forgiveness, that Christians will relate to and most audiences will be inspired by. Peters said she played a role that closely mirrored her real life. She was a former contestant on “American Idol” who overcame ridicule from the judges because of her faith. She remained true to her Christian vow – her first kiss was on her wedding day to Joel Smallbone, musician and brother to Rebeca St. James. “Because of Gracia” is a well-made, meaningful film, with a powerful message for all ages.
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Holly_McClureHolly 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!
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