Nearing Grace

Nearing Grace is a 2005 film directed by Rick Rosenthal, based on the novel by Scott Sommer.

Nearing Grace
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRick Rosenthal
Screenplay byJacob Aaron Estes
Based onNearing Grace
by Scott Sommer
Produced bySusan Johnson
StarringGregory Smith
David Morse
Jordana Brewster
CinematographyDavid Geddes
Edited byMadeleine Gavin
Music byJohn Nordstrom
Distributed byWhitewater Films
Release date
  • June 18, 2005 (2005-06-18) (Los Angeles Film Festival)
  • October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13) (United States)
Running time
105 minutes


High school senior Henry Nearing (Gregory Smith) has to cope with the death of his mother and is also forced to come to terms with evolving from a self-absorbed and confused adolescent to accepting the responsibilities of early adulthood. Unfortunately his father, Shep (David Morse) and his older brother, Blair (David Moscow), don't offer any kind of guidance and find themselves detaching at the seams. His father quits his teaching job, buys a motorcycle, as well as becomes a perpetual drunk, while his brother takes off to live as a transient doper. To make things even more complicated, Henry has two young women on his mind: the sexy, wealthy, as well as very popular Grace (Jordana Brewster) and childhood friend Merna (Ashley Johnson)—one girl drives him crazy, the other girl keeps him sane.


  1. "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major op 35" Canzonetta Andante Tchaikovsky
  2. "Sleepwalker" Written and performed by The Kinks
  3. "Love Is Like Oxygen" Written by Andrew David Scott Performed by Sweet
  4. "Teenage Kicks" Written by John O’Neill Performed by The Undertones
  5. "If You See Her, Say Hello" Written by Bob Dylan Performed by Bob Dylan
  6. "All By Myself" Written by Eric Carmen and Sergei Rachmaninoff Performed by Ashley Johnson
  7. "Got to Give It Up" Written by Marvin Gaye Performed by Marvin Gaye
  8. "Time Has Told Me" Written by Nick Drake Performed by Nick Drake
  9. "Slow Motions" Written by Nevin Gamble and Leon Huff Performed by Johnny Williams
  10. "Crimson and Clover" Written by Tommy James and Peter Lucia Performed by Tommy James and the Shondells
  11. "I’ll Be Your Mirror" Written by Lou Reed Performed by The Velvet Underground
  12. Music from The Incredible Hulk
  13. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" Written by Donald Roeser Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
  14. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" Written by Douglas Colvin, Thomas Erdelyi, Jeff Hyman and John Cummings Performed by The Ramones
  15. "Time Has Come Today" Written by Joseph Chamber and Willie Chambers Performed by The Chambers Brothers
  16. "Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town" Written by David Byrne Performed by Talking Heads
  17. "Juke Box Music" Written by Ray Davies Performed by The Kinks
  18. "Let’s Go" Written by Richard Orasek Performed by Band of Warhols
  19. "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" Written by Marc Bolan Performed by Marc Bolan
  20. "Air That I Breathe" Written by Albert Hammond and Michael Hardwood Performed by Band of Warhols
  21. "Heart of Glass" Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein Performed by Band of Warhols
  22. "Pomp and Circumstance" Written by Sir Edward Edgar Performed by Parkrose High School Band
  23. "The Walk" Performed by Imogen Heap


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