What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Grace Unplugged is a faith-based family drama about an 18-year-old who runs away to Los Angeles to become a pop star against the express wishes of her Christian parents. It's a story about finding your own way back to you family and God, and it contains some heavy subject matter (references to sex, fake celebrity romances, and artistic compromises), but should be fine for mature tweens and teens. Christian parents will enjoy seeing this movie with their adolescent kids. Families who aren't Christian may still appreciate the feel-good message of honoring your parents and staying true to your beliefs (whatever they might be).
- Families can talk about the popularity of faith-based movies. Are these message movies made for general entertainment or to evangelize? Will non-Christians enjoy this movie too?
- This movie is critical of the entertainment industry. Do you think there's room for people of faith in regular entertainment, or should they stick to faith-based projects and media?
- Parents may want to use Grace as an example of the consequences of underage drinking and getting involved with someone who only wants sex. What do the characters in the movie learn about these topics? Are they realistic lessons?