Nearing Grace

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Nearing Grace ★★ 2005 (R)

In 1978, responsible high school senior Henry Nearing (Smith) is trying to cope with the death of his mother, while his dad (Morse) and older brother (Moscow) take to drink, drugs, and reckless behavior. Henry can't see that his gal pal Merna (Johnson) is perfect for him and instead he pants after sexy tease Grace (Brewster), until he learns better. Smith and Johnson are a cute twosome but the story's familiar. Based on Scott Sommers' 1979 novel. 105m/C DVD . Gregory Edward Smith, Jordana Brewster, Ashley Johnson, David Moscow, David Morse, Chad Faust, Brian Murray, Logan Bartholomew; D: Rick Rosenthal; W: Jacob Aaron Estes; C: David Geddes; M: John E. Nordstrom.