Coin: Private equity sources funded this Plum Pictures production. Weinstein Co. snapped up domestic rights for a reported $4 million at Sundance.
Buzz: Cusack does a 180-degree turn from his prior work by going more sentimental and political in “Grace.” Whether that plays to his advantage for a nomination remains to be seen.
Kudos: Sundance’s Audience Award winner. Writer-director James Strouse also won Sundance’s Waldo Salt screenwriting trophy and the critics award at Deauville.