After being confined to a mental asylum for 17 years, Grace B Jones gets released following years of abuse and torment at the hands of mental health nurses. She goes to live with her brother Landy Bretthorse, his wife Bea and two young girls in Boonville, Missouri despite Bea's concerns about her instability particularly around the children. Although Grace seems a nice, friendly person and treats the girls kindly, she has regularly bouts of hysteria which first come about after a boat accident during the calamitous 1951 flood. Is there enough of Grace left to save? Or will the household conclude that sometimes a broken woman is beyond repair?
'Saving Grace B Jones' is based on a true story surrounding first time feature film director Connie Stevens' childhood in the fifties when she was sent away from her home in Brooklyn to Missouri to live with family friends after witnessing a brutal murder. She was to find, that summer, that that terrible crime was not the thing that would have the biggest effect on her the rest of her life. This shocking drama has been co-written by Jeffry Elison in his screenwriting debut and first premiered in 2009 at the Philadelphia Film Festival/Cinefest. It is now available to see in theaters everywhere now.
Director: Connie Stevens
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Joely Fisher, Connie Stevens and Tricia Leigh Fisher Saturday 26th March 2011 at Laemmle Sunset Joely Fisher, Connie Stevens, Tricia Leigh FIsher arriving at the 'Saving Grace B. Jones' screening at Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theater. West Hollywood, California
Tricia Leigh Fisher and Joely Fisher - Tricia Leigh Fisher and Joely Fisher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Socialite Sabrina Tamburino and Steven Thorne's wedding day held at Park Hyatt Saturday 31st October 2009
Tricia Leigh Fisher and Carol Tamburino - Tricia Leigh Fisher and Carol Tamburino Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Rehearsal dinner for the wedding of Steve Thorne and Sabrina Tamburino held at The Park Hyatt's XIX Restaurant Friday 30th October 2009
Chris Young (that guy from PCU) and a whole host of now-obscure young stars (Keith Coogan was the kid in Adventures in Babysitting) make up the cast. Their story is awfully familiar: Senior year, bullies, unattainable chick, prom night. Various misadventures fill the 85 minutes before we get to the "will he lose his virginity" moment, most of them involving lightly scandalous "sexual conduct and language," as the MPAA notes. (Fair warning: Book of Love was originally released as a PG-13 movie; the new DVD cuts in more profanity and one breast shot, earning the film an R.)
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.