Synopsis: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy.
Director(s): Davis Guggenheim
Production: Picturehouse
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

#I'll sleep all day,

out all night #

#I know where you're going #

#I don't think

that's acting right #

#You don't think it's showing #

I'm hearing reservations.

Ten yards out, for you?

Come on, man. It's like

hitting the side of a barn.

Come on, Johnny. We're late.

All right.

So then, let's sweeten the pot.

We'll back it up to twenty,

and I won't be the shooter.

My sister will be.

What? Her?



Five bucks says it's so cake,

even my sister can do it.

There's no way I can hit that.

She says she can't do it.

I'll be right behind you.

No, look.

What's she doing?


Well, so, take 'em off.

#... all your plans #

What you tryin'

to hand me?

Five bucks. One shot.

And the chick's

gonna shoot barefoot?

Her name's Gracie.

Yeah, whatever.

You're on.

It's your money.

Okay, see the target?


You don't want to

look at the target.

You want to keep

your ankle locked...

and your toes pointing down.

- Got it.

- Right. Okay, good.

So when you strike the ball...

you want to make solid contact

with your instep here.

You're gonna follow

through the target.

All right, come on, man.

Let's go.

Okay. Now, your plant foot...

you want

to keep even with the ball...

and then your kicking foot

is gonna go over the ball.

It's too much to remember.

Don't worry about it.

Just wait till you're ready

You can do anything.

Fun game. What's it called?

#Don't look back,

a new day is breaking #

#It's been too long #


#Since I felt this way

I don't mind #

Johnny, here.


#Today is the day #

Come on, come on.

Over here. Whoops.

#I'm much too strong

not to compromise #

Johnny. Here.



Never a doubt in my mind.

You owe me a pair of flip-flops.

Let's go.

Get back. Get back.


Come on. You got to move

your feet faster.

Mike, catch up.

Cross over. Get moving.

That's it. That's it.

Where the hell were you?

I took off overtime hours.

Peter and your brothers made it.

All right, Johnny.

Let's go. Pass and shoot drill.

I'll be the goalie.

Mike, Daniel, get in the goal.

Hustle, hustle.

Here you go, Peter.

I want clean passes.

That's it.

And shot.

All right, Johnny, let's see it.

And shot.

That's it. That's it.

I could shag balls.

Peter, get it to him.

Oh, your mom

was calling you before.

Shoot, Johnny.

That's it. What a shot.

Good left foot.

Here, honey.

Paper says

you're gonna beat Kingston.

They're gonna take State.

It's a done deal.

No, no, no.

Johnny will take 'em down.

They're animals.

They're bigger.

They're stronger.

How's that view

from the bench?

It's better than yours

from the stands.

You gotta want it more, Johnny.

Here, Dad.

But they've got the giant.

But he can't play soccer.

He just knocks

everybody over. No skills.

This is our year.

Can we talk

about something else, please?

There is nothing else.

Oh, really?

We should play a 4-4-2 and

double-team that guy McMann?

And you read that

on what cereal box?


Questions give the impression

one is interested.

And you're not interested?

To what she says?

Girls lose their brains

when their b*obs grow.

Then Grace must be really smart.

You guys

both took four meatballs.

Fill that for her.

We played. She didn't.

It's not like

you eat here every night...

just because the food's good.

All right, fine.

It's her pick then.

Take what you want, Grace.

I'll take this one.

And I'll have this

for maximum boob growth.

Elmer's hungry, huh?

That bird's never gonna fly.

Tell him that

and he never will.

You stretch out?

Yeah. Yeah.

Yeah. Yeah.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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