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Amazing Grace Official Site

The official website for Amazing Grace has just been launched, visit AmazingGraceMovie.com for movie clips, stills, cast and crew information, production notes and a lot more.

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  1. on 24 Feb 2007 at 3:00 am Fay Rhodes

    It’s very rare to find a historic movie long on accuracy and short on titillation—yet still beautiful to watch. We always do research after seeing such a movie, and this one stands out for its accuracy. One reviewer described it as dull, but in a way that makes it all the more appealing, as the work done by people like Wilberforce is, in real life, not dramatically enhanced by orchestration or noble recognition. It makes his effort through long years of perseverance an example of what it’s really like to campaign for justice in a fallen world.

    I was especially impressed that the director did not overplay Wilberforce’s romantic relationship with his wife. They actually did marry two weeks after meeting, and I’ve no doubt that their relationship gave him a great deal of encouragement to continue with what had to be an extremely discouraging campaign.

    I expected to cry at this movie, but the director did not stoop to portraying horrify re-enactments of slaves being tortured and killed. We got the message in the same way the British people got it—through the testimony of people who had seen or experienced it. Imagine trying to convince the world of atrocities without CNN!

    Thank you for such a satisfying movie.

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