Monday, April 25, 2011
Review for "Soul Surfer"
Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, and Carrie Underwood
Synopsis: A champion surfer loses her left arm in a terrifying shark attack, but summons the determination to make an incredible comeback in this inspirational sports drama based on an incredible true story. A lifelong surfer who always felt at home in the sea, Bethany Hamilton honed her surfing skills in Kauai, and went on to compete in numerous surfing competitions. Then, one fateful Halloween morning, the wave-riding teen was taking part in a national surf competition when a 14-foot-long tiger shark emerged from the depths and changed her life in the blink of an eye. By the time Bethany reached shore, her left arm was almost completely gone. But just when it started to look like she would never ride a surfboard again, young Bethany used her faith and determination to reclaim the title of champion while being cheered on by her supportive parents, and Sara, the kind-hearted leader of a local youth group.
Verdict: I loved this movie!!! It was an inspiration to everyone to always follow your dreams, have faith, and know that nothing can keep you down except yourself. This movie touches the heart even more deeply because you know that this is real, that Bethany is a real person out there who overcame these tremendous odds. This is a definite must-see!!!