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The Grace of Jake (2017)




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Fresh out of prison, drifter musician JAKE HAYNES steals a car and says goodbye to California. His destination is Palestine, Arkansas, population 678. It's here among the cotton fields and gravel roads where his father HENRY HAYNES lives and works as a crop duster pilot. Jake has never met his father, but holds him responsible for all of life's troubles--failure, jail, the death of his mother. Jake travels to the mid-south with the intention of revenge. However, once he gets to this small town big things start to happen. It's here with nothing that he finds everything--life, love and a gospel record contract. And Jake learns that his momma may not have been quite so innocent through it all. Jake soon becomes part of a colorful ensemble cast that is as authentic and soulful as it gets. The Grace of Jake is a movie about people, the characters just as important as the location. This indigenous musical movie has the heart and feel of a foreign film, but its country of origin just happens to be the Arkansas delta.

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Jake La Botz
as Jake Haynes
Michael Beck
as Henry Haynes
Dorien Wilson
as Reverend Lovely
Jordin Sparks
as Nicole Lovely
Ravi Kapoor
as Maurice

Critic Reviews for The Grace of Jake

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Writer-director Chris Hicky makes a promising debut as feature filmmaker with this low-key drama of redemption.

February 3, 2017 | Full Review…
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It earns points for not being overly pious, but there's little depth in its exploration of one man's spiritual evolution.

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…

[An] easygoing, slice-of-life film ...

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…

A sincere picture, with a lot of interesting, ambitious writing that these blips mostly punctuate.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Still waters run not that deep in this passably pleasant, gospel-driven heartland drama.

February 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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