Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer

DVD - 2011
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"A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack"--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011].
Branch Call Number: FIC Soul
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 07, 2017

Soul Surfer is an incredible and inspiring movie, based on the true story of teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton. When Bethany was only 13 years old, she tragically lost her arm when she was attacked by a shark while out doing what she loved most, surfing. Her exceptional courage, determination, and passion for surfing is what got her through it and helped her get back into the water only one month after the accident. This is a fantastic film and I would definitely recommend it to all teens. I would rate it 5/5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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red_fox_2013
May 01, 2017

boo!! the worst show ever I would much rather do school!!

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akirakato
Apr 09, 2015

This is a 2011 American biopic drama directed by Sean McNamara.
It is the incredible true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a horrific shark attack.
It is a really heart-wrenching yet inspirational docu-drama.

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Sarahjka
Jun 27, 2014

Soul Surfer is a movie based on a true story of Bethany Hamilton, she was born in Hawaii, and she grew up loving the ocean. Surfing was her passion and her way to live. But that's not how she expected it to end, it was a nice day to go surfing and it was supposed to be fun but it ended up with a shark attack that made her loose almost all of her arm, but with a support from her friends, family and her faith in herself she went back to the water a month after the attack, she faced a lot of hard times but she stayed strong by telling herself that she can do it, by looking at her situation with a different perspective, and refusing to give up on her dreams. Surprisingly, while her family and friends fall to pieces, Bethany is serene and composed. With only a few "Why me?" moments (including one where she snaps the arm off her Barbie doll), Bethany accepts her fate and is determined to surf again, whatever the odds.
I think that Soul Surfer is a truly wonderful and exciting movie, and I would recommend it to any of my friends. Although this movie is a good choice for anybody, I think that girls about 12-16 would enjoy Soul Surfer the most. Bethany's story has really helped many people open their eyes and see what you can accomplish when you try hard. I think this is an excellent movie and if you want to watch a movie that is inspiring but not sappy, Soul Surfer could just be the movie for you.

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WaechterH
May 21, 2014

This is my absolute favorite movie , i would recommend this to teens !!!!

hania4987 Feb 12, 2014

an inspiring story of a remarkable young woman and her family, their faith and perseverance -- and surfing!

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beckythecat1
Jan 10, 2014

a wonderful film for teenage girls about what can be achieved even after a horrid accident. A little much with religion but Helen Hunt is marvelous. Based on a true story.

beckykry Jan 05, 2014

excellent movie

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mexicanadiense
Jan 01, 2014

Feel-good stuff very closely based on actual events- almost makes one think it'd have worked better as a documentary. Decent performances from the leads, and gorgeous Hawaiian scenery, add to the appeal, and kudos to the actors (including the evergreen Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid) doing many of their own surfing stunts.

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Dragonfly0221
Dec 28, 2013

This movie was really emotional and encouraging. Inspires others to dream big and do big things.

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Victoria_Banda
Jul 16, 2012

"I don't need easy, I just need possible"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

"take the challenge"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

"never ever give up"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

"succeed at what is possible"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

"let your energy take you away''

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

"believe
dream
achieve"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

capture your dream"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

destiny is your destiny"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

dont let anything stop you from doing your dream"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

be brave , courageous, stand tall and wake up"

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Red_Cat_41
Jan 30, 2015

Red_Cat_41 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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TigerLily_16
Dec 28, 2014

TigerLily_16 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

alyem Dec 09, 2013

alyem thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Green_Parrot_40 Aug 05, 2013

Green_Parrot_40 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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anastasia10
Jul 27, 2013

anastasia10 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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red_gazelle_10
Jun 13, 2013

red_gazelle_10 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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purejoy
Feb 17, 2013

purejoy thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

nonieh Aug 28, 2012

nonieh thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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fearlessforever
Aug 02, 2012

fearlessforever thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

SAPPHIREBEAR15 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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alyem Dec 09, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Shows blood during shark attack, might frighten younger viewers.

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fearlessforever
Aug 02, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: it's not too graphic but it might frighten young children

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: some scenes can b frighting 2 younger viewers

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violetcat_aic
Mar 28, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Shark attack scene is very intense. Shows blood. Some kids may be very frightened at this.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

this movie wuz all bout a girl bethany hamilton who luv's 2 surf evryday and enjoy the wave. but wen she had the shark attack...she finds the courage 2 stand up and keep going nothing is impossible.....

Sam_I_Am Aug 25, 2011

Tragedy turned to triumph is the best way to describe this tale of faith and family in the midst of crisis. True story: Bethany Hamilton, with high hopes for becoming a pro surfer lost her arm in a shark attack. The story travelled the world, and inspired people of all generations. With Bethany and her family's support, this movie was made. Great film; one for the ages.

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