Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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Teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, loses her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcomes all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2011
Branch Call Number: BluRay
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 04, 2018

Such a great movie! I loved it!

Oct 07, 2017

This was an incredibly inspiring movie about the strong and talented surfer Bethany Hamilton. I was honestly so shocked after watching this movie. It is hard to believe that a thirteen year old girl was attacked by a shark while she was simply surfing in the water. Bethany was severely injured, and losing her left arm was a life changing tragedy for her and her family. Although Bethany was always positive, she sometimes lost hope. That's when her family's support got her going again. Bethany started training with one arm. Although it was hard, she remained confident and decided to not give up. Currently, she is known as one of the best surfers in the world. This movie inspires everyone to never give up. Sometimes, we all want to give up when there is a minor problem. Think about what Bethany went through. One moment, she was doing what she loved most, and the next, she was attacked by a shark! Bethany Hamilton is an amazing, and brave athlete. That's why she is a champion! I would definetely recommend watching this inspiring true story. Rating- 5/5 @Vanilla of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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

May 01, 2017

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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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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


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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alyem Dec 09, 2013

alyem thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Jun 04, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: You see blood and someone throw up.

alyem Dec 09, 2013

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

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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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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