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Amish Grace is a 2010 Lifetime movie that stars Kimberly Williams- Paisley, Tammy Blanchard and Matt Letscher. The plot of the movie involves the impact on the Amish community of Nickel Mines after a man named Charlie Roberts enters a school house and takes several girls hostage and then kills them. The community is shaken and is in disbelief that such a thing could happen in their quiet community.

Paisley portrays one of the mothers who lost a child. Her character is named Ida Garber. In the Amish faith, people are taught to forgive those who have trespassed against them but she finds it hard to accept her daughter’s death and move on. Her husband, Gideon Graber is portrayed by Matt Letscher.

The relationship between the two leaves something to be desired and the death of their daughter makes the two even more distant than ever before. The tragedy shines a spotlight on the Amish community. Most would expect them to harbor hatred and anger toward the killer and his wife but they respond in kindness and offer to forgive him. Ida meanwhile struggles with her emotions and the religious teachings that she has grown up with.

As the movie goes on, she and her husband are able to find some common ground and become closer once again. She even decides to harbor no ill will towards the killer’s wife Amy Roberts who is portrayed by actress Tammy Blanchard. She knows that the woman is not responsible for her husband’s actions and even offers her compassion for her situation. Most people in her shoes would probably not do the same thing if their daughter had been murdered.

The story teaches people that after a tragedy you have to pick up the pieces and begin again. Forgiveness is something that the Amish believe in and in the end, Ida is able to forgive the person who killed her child and move on and let her daughter rest in peace.

| 2010 | 1 hr 28 min | 7.1/10
Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tammy Blanchard, Fay Masterson, Madison Mason
Lifetime Movie Network
Gregg Champion
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