Friday, February 11, 2011

Soul Surfer

Last night I had the privilege of attending a pre-screening of the new movie Soul Surfer which releases in theatres on April 8. Soul Surfer presents the story of Bethany Hamilton, an up and coming surf champion in Hawaii, who had her life turned upside down when, at age 13, a shark attack results in the loss of one of her arms. Hamilton, played by AnnaSophia Robb (Because of Winn-Dixie, Bridge to Terabithia) wrestles with God's purposes as she seeks to rebuild her life and shattered dreams. Encouraged and supported by her parents(played by Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt), and refocused by her youth minister (played by Carrie Underwood), Bethany embarks on a journey of discovery, one that takes her to visit tsunami victims in Thailand, into her own heart and finally back onto the waves. Soul Surfer is a rare movie jewel in the fact that it presents an engaging true story, but is not laced with profanity and sexual content. This movie shows that with God all things truly are possible and that life, even in tragedy, is worth living to the fullest.
Support this movie by going to see it on opening weekend (April 8). Link to the trailer below.

Watch the Soul Surfer Trailer


k1banjo said...

Jon, Thanks for the review. I was flying to Lihue (I think)or maybe Maui a few years ago and had Bethany on the plane. This was not too long after her attack. I did not have the pleasure of talking to her though. Blessings, Bob

Kathy said...

I'll look forward to seeing this! I enjoy movies based on true stories that are both inspiring and that honor God. Thanks for posting.

Kathy D.