We saw this movie yesterday and wow, what an impactful story. You will cry, but once you get through that you will see a girl come back to life from a horrible providence. I have included below the site for Bethany Hamilton, the real Soul Surfer. Please go there and support her.
Here is what Rotten Tomatoes says about the movie:
Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams. Soul Surfer reveals Bethany’s fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.
Okay, it was a soft sell Christian film. And, the Hollywood clueless doesn’t exactly know how to deal with that. Here is a take on that.Basically, what you’re doing is you have all these people who want to make a movie about Bethany and they don’t know the Lord and they don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. For what we have in the movie it was such a battle.
Heart of a Soul Surfer (Bethany Hamilton)
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