In this newly released movie, Mac McDonald's young son is killed by a reckless driver that is trying to escape the police. In an effort to help "bring justice" to the world, Mac becomes a police officer himself, but his anger and guilt drive him at the same time it is eating him up and destroying his marriage and relationship with his other son.
Sam Wright is a bivocational pastor who's main income is from his work as a police officer. He is doing well on the force, even getting a promotion, but wonders why God has him there instead of in full-time ministry.
These two men are forced together as partners... In a moment of tragedy, can they overcome their differences and the dislike for one another that separates them? Sam's grandfather shared the sentiment below with him, can it help Sam to bridge the gap and help heal the wounds that Mac is suffering from?
This was a good movie of grace and forgiveness. It would be good for teen and adult audiences and hopefully would stimulate some conversations about showing grace to those around us and especially to those who have hurt us. There are also four Bible studies available in PDF format here: The Grace Card Bible Studies (you may have to scroll down a little). The movie is PG-13 for violence and thematic elements. There are some racist comments made by Mac. There is some violence that we mostly do not see, but can hear. There are no curse words, but the N***** word is cut short on the first syllable, letting us know what Mac was going to say. There is also some drug/alcohol related scenes, but they are not promoting the use of either. I would say that this is an appropriate for teens, possibly mature pre-teens, but not for younger children or anyone who is very sensitive to violence. You can check out more info about the content here: pluggedin.com. Be prepared with tissues! I cried several times during the movie.