Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.Soul Surfer reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.
This movie was an amazing and inspirational film. AnnaSophia Robb really submerged herself into her part and provided hope to disabled peoples everywhere. She showed that even with a disability the combination of passion and perseverance will always lead to victory in the end. This movie was refreshing in comparison to all of the comedies and action movies. Although those types of movies are good, a movie that instills hope into the young, middle-aged, and elderly will never go unappreciated. This was a great movie and I can't wait to see what AnnaSophia Robb and Sean McNamara bring to the table next.