over 1 year
it was a nice movie, but not more
Such an inspiring story. Sophia is one of my favorite actress she killed it!!
didn't like it at all,the story is good but the movie is not
over 3 years
An inspiring true story that doesn't work well as a movie. Protracted and played out.
almost 4 years
Not unwatchable. Although the shark is HILARIOUS, and easily the best part of the movie.
over 4 years
Also one of my top 5. I love it to pluto and back.
Soul Surfer is a 2011 American drama film about the life of surfer Bethany Hamilton. At the age of thirteen, Hamilton lost her arm to a shark attack. The film details the events surrounding this attack and her struggle during the aftermath. The film is directed by Sean McNamara, who based the screenplay on Hamilton's autobiography of the same name and on the filmmakers' interviews with the family. The title refers to a term coined in the 1960s to denote someone who surfs purely for pleasure, but the word soul has a double meaning as a reference to Hamilton's Christian faith, which helped her recover her surfing career after the attack. AnnaSophia Robb stars as Hamilton, and Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt star as Hamilton's parents.
Plans for a film existed since shortly after the shark attack on Hamilton in 2003 and her subsequent recovery. After several false starts to production, McNamara was attached to direct the film. While the film is based on Hamilton's 2004 biographical book, the...