Saved by Grace, the latest Skipstone Pictures movie, stars Joey Lawrence and will be released this fall.
A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most important to him.
The entire movie takes place in one Thanksgiving day as Joey Lawrence and Catalina Rodriguez drive from one side of a small town to the other. Along the way they stop at a school swimming pool, a dance studio, a church, Joey’s mom’s house, and a cemetery. I had a difficult time with all the unexplained questions, the biggest being why was Catalina in the middle of nowhere on her way to her family without a car or cell phone. However, despite my issues with the plot, I enjoyed this movie. I liked the complexity of Joey’s character, that while he’s bitter and angry, he’s also polite and very funny in a dry sort of way. I also found Catalina to be an endearing actress who was very likeable. The cinematography was good. The sets and locations nice. The drone shots were a little overdone, but they were pretty. The music was great. I absolutely love the music in every single one of Skipstone Pictures’ movies. They do a great job of integrating indie music with instrumental score and making it all work with the dialogue and action. This would be a great Thanksgiving movie for anyone who’s dealing with disappointment and family discontent. Or anyone who loves a good holiday love story!
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My 16-year-old son and I watched this at the International Christian Film Festival about two weeks ago. About two weeks ago. I made some similar observations but we throughly enjoyed it and recommend that folks seek it out on DVD— right after they buy Providence of course!
I enjoyed it, too. I was glad to see Catalina won a Best Actress award at the AFA Truth Awards this past weekend.
I am going to have to watch this movie! Been a long time fan of Joey Lawrence. I have seen him recently in Celebrity Big Brother and I couldn’t help notice he just seems different. As if he has real peace. And he mentioned God a few times. Now I know many celebs talk about God but are not Christians. But with him, he just seems different. I am wondering and hoping that maybe when filming this movie he really found the Lord and became a born again believer. That would be wonderful!