Grace is a teacher who loves her job and when a student asks her if a real life story is the equivalent to something that happened in the bible, she's forced to answer with her heart and quickly Grace finds herself in a lot of trouble. Holding Christian values is an important part of Grace's life and though she doesn't teach that in the classroom, being asked provide an answer to a question is a very different scenario.
Grace finds herself being reported to the school administration and furthermore she's at risk of losing her job. In the centre of a nasty court battle, both sides have a valid argument but Grace must turn to her faith and beliefs to find the strength to pull her on through.
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And hey, it's not a bad idea. The problem is that The Hard Easy doesn't have any other ideas to sustain the other 95 minutes that don't involve the two gangs facing off. Director Ari Ryan practically admits this from the start. He opens with a snippet of the botched heist, then flashes back to how we got there, then we see the heist in all its glory. Those are some rocky times, alas. Try as he might to make Henry Thomas's lovable loser Paul into the hero we're supposed to root for, it doesn't really pan out. Thomas is a terrible choice for the role, in the end, a whiny loser and a bit of a jerk (and on the hook for countless gambling debts) that deserves what he has coming. The schlub on the other team: David Boreanaz, an odd choice who has substantially less screen time than Thomas but does little with what he gets.
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.