The family is presented as having no problems and everyone is sunny and happy. Last but not least was Carrie Underwood as Sarah Hill. Still, the movie is worth seeing, especially by teens and adults. Bonus extras include: - Featurettes: The Making of Soul Surfer, Surfing for the Screen: Inside the Action and Becoming Bethany. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.
I went to the film expecting something good but I came away from the film having experienced something great. . This film proves to you that with the help of your family and friends you can get through anything that life throws at you. . The story is just told; deliberately and tastefully.
I can not recommend it highly enough. Bethany was young when she wrote this book and I think that contrubuted to the book lacking some elements present in an adults' writing. I'm not a professional movie reviwer either, but I don't understand the critics dislike. I can imagine how it must have been difficult for Robb to try to give credence to a part depicting someone who is so genuinely bigger than life - even legendary. Little did they know what would be coming next.
It roots its way into your conscience with its determined but not pushy message about digging into your soul -- could that be the reason for the title? She angrily rejects it when she learns it will not help her surf as it is not weight bearing, as a result of the size of her arm stump. Young or old, we could all learn from the Hamilton's. Soul Surfer has a lot of faith, which is something that I really lack. I wanted to hear about a struggle and overcoming it. I'm sure the re-learning process was grueling, but seeing her now, it doesn't seem like losing her arm has hindered her abilities at all.
This true story had me crying, although Bethany herself never once cried. She has been such an inspiration to me. Bethany Hamilton is thirteen years old when one morning she goes surfing and unfortunately has her left arm bitten off by a tiger shark. Like Flowers in Spring Bethany Hamilton is an amazing, strong, and kind person. I give Soul Surfer a 10 out of 10 My top 10 faith-based movies of all time are: 1 Ben-Hur; 2 The Genius Club; 3 Soul Surfer; 4 Facing the Giants; 5 Chariots of Fire; 6 End of the Spear; 7 The Climb; 8 Gospel of John; 9 Time Changer; 10 Book of Matthew You're missing out if you haven't seen these films! Everyone, young and old and in between, in all walks of life, should see this movie and be moved to believe that they can do all things.
So her mom takes her on a ride around the sea. I intend to do another article about my stay on the island and the privilege of getting to know the Hamiltons on their own turf so to speak. The teenager also belongs to a strong religious community and has a youth leader Carrie Underwood who buoys her up when the reality of her new situation crashes down on her like a rogue wave. Will she ever feel the joy and power of riding the waves again? Why might filmmakers change some facts while making a movie? This film told a good story without being preachy or boring. Then it goes on little tangents about her parents and how they met, her brothers, a chapter about her Christianity, and they all just felt so randomly placed and the opposite of flowy.
Bethany decides to surprise Sarah by joining the youth group on another mission trip to help the people of , Thailand who were devastated by the. With that incredible young woman's story as the fodder for the film it was a walk in the park for the film makers. I'm hoping people will realize they can do anything, too. And it's all attributed to God. David Rovinsky is called to the emergency room to treat Bethany. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom Quaid and Cheri Hunt , she refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water. The shark unexpectedly attacks, taking away her arm below the shoulder.
All of a sudden, Bethany saw a gray flash, felt a tug on her arm, and then slowly saw the water turn red. The book is about Bethany Hamilton who is a surfer that survived a shark attack. I was hesitant for I was not looking forward to a surfer movie with drinking, cursing and the typical plot of yet another movie focused on the teenage party life. I'm not often compelled to write movie reviews online, but after seeing some of the bad reviews this film got, I decided I would. It's encouraging to see such big Hollywood names doing such inspirational family fare without the inflated-sized salary demands.
The Scenes are breath taking with all of the beauty and natural resources Hawaii has to offer. While reading this book, I noticed how alike to the Burn Journals it was. They were ably backed by Kevin Sorbo as Alana's father Holt Blanchard and Craig T. Bethany perseveres and after a recuperation period, gets back in the water, and learns to surf with one arm. What risks were there to the wound? A lifelong surfer who always felt at home in the sea, Bethany Hamilton AnnaSophia Robb honed her surfing skills in Kauai, and went on to compete in numerous. So she takes her right arm and starts peddling back to shore,Alanna onthe other hand sees her, and starts to help her get on shore, so she calls her dad holt , to come and help.