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A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack.
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CastHelen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Kelly Crean, Lorraine Nicholson, David Chokachi, Sonya Balmores, Chris Brochu, Christie Brooke, Yasmin Dar, Irie Driscoll, Faith Fay, John Mitchell Fultz, Cody Gomes
DirectorSean McNamara
Genre:  Action, Drama, Sport
Release Date:  8 April 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating:  PG
Screen WriterSean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz
Runtime:  106 min
Studio:  Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment, Enticing Entertainment, Island Film Group
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review by . April 10, 2011
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A Young Girl, Her Family, Her Faith and Courage and Her Surfing Board....
Movies that feature a teen that finds her inner strength and overcomes the odds are exactly new. I know stories like this are usually built on cliché; and I have often said that sometimes (or oftentimes), life is cliché. “Soul Surfer” does have an incredible story to work with fortunately, as it dramatizes the life of pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton. She was a 13-year old with an incredible story to tell, as she faces the ultimate test of will and determination. Supported by …
review by . October 15, 2012
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"What does it feel like?"     After the question of just how my deformed arm came to be deformed, that's probably the question people ask me the most. My answer to the question has never changed: I can't give an honest, accurate view of exactly what it FEELS like to have a short arm, an immobile wrist, and only half of a hand. I don't feel qualified to give an answer to such a question, because I've never had anything else to compare it to. This deformity is something I was born …
review by . April 04, 2011
               When is there a better time to have a truly inspirational movie than during these current harsh economical times?  Nowadays it seems we could all use a little bit of a push towards our fight for a happy life.  Whether it’s a financial hardship, a personal insecurity, or simply the cons of learning to surf - Soul Surfer will teach that the human mind is capable of achieving the impossible.  …
review by . April 09, 2011
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Star Rating:         If Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours was meant to inspire adults, Soul Surfer is a film perfectly suited to inspire younger audiences. Both are true stories about thrill seekers who lose a limb due to the forces of nature; this time around, the subject is Hawaii native and champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who on October 31, 2003, at the age of thirteen, had her left arm bitten off by a shark. Despite her handicap and the obvious emotional shock, she …
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