My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.75 (we’ll round to a 9)
Genre: Adventure, biography
Primary actors: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Ioan Gruffudd
Length: About two hours
Based on: William Wilberforce’s life (you also meet John Newton!)
Time period: 1700's and 1800's
Quote(s): We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible...so we will do them anyway.
Year it came out: 2006
My overall opinion: I didn’t love it as much as I’d hoped to, but it was still a very moving movie. Wilberforce did an unbelievable amount of work against slavery! I had no idea that he’d spent as many years as he did working on that. It was very eye-opening.
There were some wonderful recognizable actors in here…see the post about the Doubles for this movie that comes out later today. :) They included Romola Garai (2009 Emma), Michael Gambon (with Garai in the 2009 Emma and in a lot of other period dramas, among others), Ciaran Hinds (if you don’t know, you have to wait and see!), and Bill Paterson (same as the latter).
I did enjoy Romola Garai’s dresses! Absolutely stunning. I want one.
I think Amazing Grace is rated PG – there is some heavy material. A little swearing, and some rather disturbing images too. I wouldn’t recommend for anyone under 13, though of course, it depends on the child. However, if you are a period drama lover – check this one out!