Just about every marketing card seems to be stacked against Amazing Grace. Itâ€™s not just that the film is a costume drama set in England at the turn of the 19th century, or that there are no big-name American actors in the cast (plenty of Jane Austen adaptations have thrived in similar circumstances). The real obstacle is the setting: itâ€™s a movie about British politicians, in wigs, and the inner maneuverings of the British Parliament. Moreover, Amazing Grace speaks openly of Christian faith and the Bibleâ€™s demands for justice for all peopleâ€”not a recipe for a blockbuster. Yet the film is genuinely inspiring.