Running For Grace

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"Love is worth going the distance"
  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.1  (1,746)

Set in Hawaii during the early 20th century, Running For Grace is a coming-of-age story about a young orphan boy named Jo, played by Ryan Potter. Jo is of mixed ethnicity, and he faces discrimination in a society that favors the wealthy and the racially pure. He dreams of becoming a doctor, but he is treated as an outcast in the village, where he is forced to work as a servant for a wealthy plantation owner named Landon, played by Matt Dillon.

One day, Jo meets a beautiful and kind-hearted girl named Grace, played by Olivia Ritchie. Grace is the daughter of the local doctor, and she shares Jo's love for medicine. The two quickly become friends and Jo becomes even more determined to become a doctor. However, their friendship is frowned upon by the villagers who believe that Jo is not good enough for Grace.

As Jo and Grace's relationship deepens, they must navigate the challenges of a society that condemns their love, and they must also confront the harsh realities of life in Hawaii at that time. Throughout the film, their connection is tested by growing intolerance and malice towards their inter-racial love.

Meanwhile, Landon, who is a strict and abusive master, becomes a danger to Jo and Grace's relationship, as well as to the general village. Jim Caviezel plays the role of Landon's father, who is a doctor with a kind and empathetic heart. He serves as a mentor to Jo, helping him to realize his dream of becoming a doctor, and also acts as a moral compass to the story.

The film is a beautiful and visually stunning tribute to both Hawaii and the power of love. The lush landscape, the golden sunsets, and the sounds of the ocean breeze, contrast sharply with the turmoil and bigotry Jo and Grace face.

The performances in Running For Grace are exceptional, from the young and emerging Ryan Potter to the veterans Matt Dillon and Juliet Mills. However, it is the developing relationship between Jo and Grace that truly captures the heart of the film.

Running For Grace may seem like just another romantic and historical drama, but it's a powerful testament to the struggle of people facing discrimination and the perseverance of love, hope and grit. The pain and sorrow experienced by the characters are realistically portrayed and highlight the complexities of love against prejudice.

Overall, Running For Grace is a gorgeous, emotional and thought-provoking story that will surely capture the hearts of audiences of all ages. It offers a unique and captivating perspective on Hawaii's history while shining a light on the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Running For Grace is a 2018 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 50 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (1,746)