The triumph of love – that’s what “Gracie’s Choice” is about, and, yes, it is about the triumph of the human spirit, too. It’s a feel-good movie, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Gracie, the oldest of five siblings with five different fathers, is determined to do whatever it takes to protect and provide a stable home for those siblings. Anne Heche, who has never impressed me with her acting, impressed me. She was excellently despicable as the appallingly narcissistic mother of the five kids. Diane Ladd does well as the grandmother who cannot say no to her wayward daughter, even though her daughter has never lived up to even one of her promises. The true star of the movie is Kristen Bell who plays the true star of the actual story, Gracie, whose love for her siblings overrides every other aspect of her life, even her own love interest. It’s a sad and, in places, disturbing story. I wonder if the true-to-life family faced as much trouble and lack of concern from the care workers as was shown in the movie. I suspect that it was for effect as we all believe the authorities are louses, which is not true. I was a foster parent for some years in two different states, and I know first-hand that the case workers try very hard to keep families together. It’s easy to recommend this movie.