White to ask him several questions about God. Later, Brooke sets up a protest to support Grace. Grace responds in the affirmative, and relates parts of scripture to his teachings. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. In this Christian drama, a school teacher is suspended after mentioning Jesus in her class room, and she is forced to stand trial in order to save her career.
Jesse plays a young lawyer full of doubts about his client but as the trial progresses, Tom learns to respect and understand what their courtroom battle really represents. Melissa is perfectly cast as Grace - a single teacher who loves her job, her students and takes a stand for what she believes in. A billboard for the film was prevented from being displayed at the in. They talk about God, and Martin eventually brings Brooke to God. Endler responds by stating that Grace was simply doing her job, and that the law separating church and state was written by in an effort to protect the church, not persecute it. Archived from on March 1, 2017.
In a post-credits scene, a fully recovered David is arrested by the police for failing to turn in his sermons to the government, shown earlier in the film. The mature themes and slower pace make it best for teens to adults, mostly because little ones might be bored by all the dialogue. It was confirmed that White's character from the first two films would return, and that the post-credits scene in God's Not Dead 2 would hint at the plot of the next film. Involved in little more than her studies, Brooke notices Grace's hope-filled attitude, and asks where Grace finds her optimism. I picked this cause everyone fights over these types of films and I just wanted to watch it as a normal film.
Both the band The and former Arkansas Governor have cameos. She reprimands Grace, saying that the teacher's faith clouded her judgment. His opening argument suggests that the society of the United States will crumble should Grace fail to be found guilty. Meanwhile Brooke stands in solidarity with her friends against Kinney. Kane builds a strong case against Grace by bringing forward witnesses such as Kinney and Brooke's parents, prompting Endler to rethink their defense.
The defense is dealt another blow when their key juror, David, becomes ill. One student immediately texts his parents about the class, and the ensuing backlash draws the ire of Principal Kinney. Jude and Martin watch as David is taken away. Grace is subsequently brought before the School Board, who inform her that legal action will be taken against her as she has violated the. The jury ultimately finds in favor of Grace, who rejoices along with Brooke and Endler as Kane stands humiliated.
The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. God's Not Dead 2 was released on April 1, 2016. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom—and the public square—once and for all! I know this is basically self promotion but at the same time you've got to get yourself out there somehow. Everyone else will be left wondering why its fans seem to be suffering from such a. . The movie also hates on nearly everyone but Christians. Although its story in unrelated, this sequel resembles its predecessor in that it tells a story about Christians being persecuted by non-believers.
Amy encourages Brooke to follow her heart, despite what others are making her do. Martin refuses to deny God, and Mr. Brooke is allowed as a witness. It has many flaws mostly in how messy the script is with about 4 subplots. Yip angrily rebukes Martin for following God despite the family's sacrifices.
A sequel, entitled , was released in March 2018. Ernie Hudson and Robin Givens also star. Kane is able to trick her into admitting that it was Grace and not Brooke who initiated their first conversation about Jesus. She talks to Michael Tait of the , who encourages her, stating that with faith, prayers can be answered. It was the final film role for , who died in November 2015. Grace's case draws the attention of Tom Endler, a defense attorney who is willing to aid her despite being an unbeliever himself. Martin is surprised to find his father in his college dorm.
The plot is so messy though, characters mostly bad except for the teacher and the lawyer, also the script tries to overdramatize everything, and even though there's a small amount of good chemistry and a good idea somewhere in this film it never shines. Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. After speaking to his friend Josh, Martin Yip, a college student, visits Pastor David Hill David A. As Grace becomes more and more discouraged, Brooke and her friends sing her a song in an attempt to build up her spirits. Christian apologists and authors and appear as trial witnesses. Amy ponders this, and later makes her blog a diary about her adventures with God.
Former left-wing blogger Amy Ryan goes to the hospital and finds out that her cancer has miraculously vanished. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Using a tactic to position Grace as a hostile witness, Endler gets the judge to inform the jury not to let their bias or prejudices interfere with their verdict. A heartbroken Martin goes to the church, where he finds Brooke. As Grace lectures on and , Brooke asks whether their peaceful teachings relate to the biblical account of the. I had a chance to interview the two stars and they both revealed how their roles helped them to better understand their own faith and the importance of knowing what you believe and why. The School Board brings Grace's case before a judge in , hoping to secure her termination and strip her of her teaching license unless she issues an apology, which Grace refuses to do.