Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Gracie is a 2007 American historical sports drama film directed by Davis Guggenheim. It stars Carly Schroeder as Gracie Bowen, Dermot Mulroney as Bryan Bowen, Elisabeth Shue as Lindsay Bowen, Jesse Lee Soffer as Johnny Bowen, and Andrew Shue as Coach Owen Clark.
Gracie takes place in New Jersey, United States in 1978 before Title IX (which was passed in 1972) had a chance to take effect and when organized women's soccer was still very rare in the United States. 

Gracie, the film's central protagonist, overcomes the loss of her brother by convincing her family and school to allow her to play varsity soccer on an all-boys team. It is loosely based on the childhood experiences of Elisabeth Shue.