Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.
I watched this with my husband and 11 year old son last night. They both groaned when they saw what it was about. They considered it to be a 'chick flick'. However they both enjoyed it. We know almost nothing about surfing so we found that part of the movie very interesting. I was also worried that the shark scenes would be too frightening for my son but I was very impressed to see how well it was handled. You don't even see the shark when it attacks. I have read a little bit about the real Bethany and it seems to me that the movie does a fine job of telling her story honestly. We particularly enjoyed the parts at the end when we got to see the 'real' Bethany and her family.
this is an amazing movie, how family and friends are there for each other as Bethany goes through the Challenge with only having one arm, how her faith kept on being strong when she was weak, a very good family movie