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PG| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
A natural talent in the sport of surfing, teenager Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) loses an arm in a shark attack. Bolstered by the love of her parents (Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid) and refusing to give up, she plans to return to competition, although questions about her future continue to trouble her. Upon seeing the devastation in Thailand caused by the 2004 tsunami, Bethany discovers a greater purpose: to make a difference in the lives of others.

Cast: AnnaSophia Robb , Helen Hunt , Dennis Quaid , Lorraine Nicholson , Carrie Underwood , Sonya Balmores , Kevin Sorbo , Ross Thomas

Director: Sean McNamara

Genres: Drama, Docudrama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Soul Surfer (2011)

Release Date: April 8th, 2011|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The script is weak, but everyone on the technical side of "Soul Surfer" is a pro. The scenes in the water flow together nicely, and the action is always coherent. Robb's scenes without an arm look seamless throughout the movie. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The inspiring story of surfer and shark attack victim Bethany Hamilton deserves a better dramatization. show more

  • 38
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    The aquatic and surf scenes are spectacular. The story, a clichéed climb to inspiration. Soul Surfer is more parable than plot. show more

  • September 25, 2012 Eddie
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    AWESOME movie. It gives hope and encouragement not only to someone handicapped, but also to someone looking for a step up in hope

  • November 06, 2011 dolfina157
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    EXCELLENT!!!!!

  • September 23, 2011 cy00000000102345
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    Belongs on the Lifetime Movie Network.

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