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Amazing Grace

Movie information

Behind the song you love is a story you will never forget. Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) -- Rated PG for thematic material involving slavery, and some mild language.
About the film:
A moving historical epic about the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce.

Ioan Gruffudd plays Wilberforce, a man born into the age of the Great British Empire when the country's influence around the globe was at its most powerful. It was, however, an age when the rumblings of social discontent were emerging, and a time when reformers faced an uphill struggle to be heard.

A good friend of England's youngest Prime Minister, William Pitt the Younger, Wilberforce is elected to the House of Commons at the age of 21, and entrusted by Pitt with the cause for the Abolition of Slavery.

In spite of his preternatural political prowess, Wilberforce finds himself torn between his successful rising career and his desire to give it all up for a life of spirituality. He seeks the advice of friend and mentor John Newton, a former slave trader who turned to the Church in order to atone for his earlier life, who suggests that his best way for Wilberforce to serve God would be to fight injustice with his political influence. Inspired by Newton, Wilberforce quickly becomes the rallying voice in Parliament for a fragmented group of like-minded people to fight the cause and make the people of Britain, and ultimately the world, acknowledge the horror of the Slave Trade.

Amazing Grace follows Wilberforce's career through his 20's and 30's, as he and his fellow humanitarians make the issue of slavery a talking point, not only in political circles, but also throughout the country. They wage the first modern political campaign, using petitions, boycotts, mass meetings and even badges with slogans to take their message to the country at large.
Rated PG for thematic material involving slavery, and some mild language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $4.05 mil. (791 theaters) | Domestic Total: $21.25 mil.
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com

Related links:
  • William Wilberforce Biography (BBC)


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    Justus – LIqocgkHIvxOjv
    January 10, 2012 - 13:18
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