Soul Surfer – Based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton

  This is a film about a teenage Christian girl who loses an arm in a shark attack in Hawaii. There are some perilous moments, but they are handled well. The surfing sequences are excellent - and by the way, Helen Hunt (she plays the mom) did her own surfing scenes, and AnnaSophia Robb, who plays Bethany, took lessons from her and did her own surfing as well. I thought the faith dimension was handled well; I cannot imagine what losing an arm to a shark would have done to me if I had wanted … [Read more...]