SOUL SURFER (Theatrical Release USA 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Soul Surfer
—based on a true story—does not realize its full potential. The scenes seem to fail to catch the emotion involved in this traumatic life event and seem, at times, a little cold. It seems that the best scenes are the surfing scenes rather than the event and how it impacted the girl and the real force that enabled her to make a comeback. The trip to Thailand seems disconnected to the story at large. It seems there is another story to be told that has been suppressed.

Film Poster Courtesy Wikipedia


A young girl loses her arm to a shark while surfing and finds courage to re-enter the water and regain her skill as a professional surfer.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sean McNamara for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Dominic Ianno and David Tice for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), Cheri Hamilton (Helen Hunt), Tom Hamilton (Dennis Quaid), Sarah Hill (Carrie Underwood), Holt Blanchard (Kevin Sorbo), Noah Hamilton (Ross Thomas), Timmy Hamilton (Chris Brochu), Alana Blanchard (Lorraine Nicholson), Byron Blanchard (Jeremy Sumpter), Malina Birch (Sonya Balmores), Dr. Rovinsky (Craig T. Nelson), and Keoki (Cody Gomes).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie tells a surfing story; the book tells about a changed life beyond losing an arm and returning to surfing. 

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