Gracie's Choice

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Gracie's Choice
Gracie's Choice DVD cover
Directed by Peter Werner
Produced by Kenny Golde
Written by Joyce Eliason
Starring Kristen Bell
Diane Ladd
Shedrack Anderson III
Anne Heche
Roberta Maxwell
Kristin Fairlie
Music by Richard Marvin
Cinematography Neil Roach
Edited by Martin Nicholson
Distributed by Warner Home Video Inc
Release dates
Running time
91 minutes
Country Canada
United States
Language English

Gracie's Choice is a 2004 television movie that premiered on Lifetime, written by Joyce Eliason and directed by Peter Werner, and starring Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd, and Kristin Fairlie.[1]


The film follows 16-year-old Gracie (Kristen Bell) who, for as long as she can remember, has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother (Rowena) is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled apart, Gracie first takes on temporary parental responsibility and finally seeks to gain custody of her brothers. Gracie gives up a lot for her brothers and will do anything to keep them all together as a family.

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Inspired by actual events, the film is based on a story featured in Reader's Digest,[2] and is described as being "sure to touch your heart".[3]


Gracie's Choice was well received by critics, particularly praising both Bell and Heche's performances. Heche was nominated for the 2004 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie".


  1. ^ Russell III, William Benedict; Waters, Stewart (2010). Reel Character Education: A Cinematic Approach to Character Development (Google eBook). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-61735-127-3. 
  2. ^ LeBlanc, Rena Dictor. "RD on TV: Gracie’s Choice". Reader's Digest online. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  3. ^ "Gracie's Choice". Lifetime Movie Network. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 

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