• Soul Surfer (2011)

Soul Surfer

Release Date: April 8th, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2011

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

Production Co: Island Film Group

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: 2000s , Father , Quest , Mother , Competition , Transformation , Friend , Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A true story of courage, determination and guts that deserves a more exciting approach. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Thus ends one of the most understated shark-attack sequences, ever; it's almost Bressonian, except it's not boring. show more

  • 38
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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