Monday, October 10, 2011

"Soul Surfer"

Update: The winner is #25!
And that is Meghan! Watch your email for confirmation stuff Meghan! To be fair, if I don't hear back from you in 24 hours, I'll choose a new winner! (But, I'm pretty sure I'll hear back from you!) ;)

I mean, really, could it be that good? As good as I've heard it was?

Yes, my friends, it can.

It IS!

(Via Google Image)

I am fascinated by sharks (well, sharks, whales, know, ALL of it), oceans, really, and I've always admired Bethany's story. Her courage, her strength, her POSITIVE ATTITUDE in the face of adversity.

In the face of insurmountable odds against her.

In the face of being "different" at an age when "different" is the very last thing you want to be.

You guys, I cried. Throughout the entire movie, I found myself weeping.

Crying for her parents, when they found out about the attack. Crying for Bethany, as she fights for her life. Crying for the doctor, who is wise beyond anything books and schooling could teach him.

Crying for the strength in her family. In their belief in their daughter and sister. Crying for her best friend's fear that she was going to lose her. Crying for her "Welcome Home" sign(s) (watch the movie to see what I mean!).

So, yeah, I AM PMS'ing, but WOW.

This was an amazing movie. Definitely going to buy this one. Soon.

And watch it again.


And learn...learn from a young teenager with an incredible attitude that life is wonderful. Life is worth LIVING for, even when the odds aren't in your favor.

Learning that positivity is an incredible asset to have in your pocket, ready to take it out when I need it most.

Positivity. It's an amazing thing. And Bethany Hamilton is a perfect example of that.

ETA: I've just been inspired...I want to give away "Soul Surfer" to one of you! This review was completely unpromted by anyone, the peeps of "Soul Surfer" don't have a clue who I am...I just loved the movie THAT much that I am sponsoring the giveaway! Just leave a comment! I'll announce the winner Tuesday evening!


  1. I've been wanting to watch Soul Surfer. Want to watch it even more now!! Really looking forward to it.

  2. I saw the movie and felt it was very inspirational and an awesome movie that I have recommended to many!


  3. Great review! I was also one of those who was skeptical of watching it, thinking it wouldn't live up to the hype--and I'm thinking of buying it after watching it too! It's an AMAZING movie!!!

  4. I loved it too! Such an inspiring movie! Definitely recommend buying know you'll want to watch it again!

  5. that movie is amazing!! i loved it too. i also read her book a couple weeks ago, just as inspirational :)

    bethany is one tough, family and God-loving woman!

  6. I've been wanting to see that - now more so.

  7. I haven't seen this movie yet either, but any movie with a little bit of life giving inspiration can't be a bad thing :)

  8. I haven't seen it yet, but have heard great things!! I can't wait to see it! :)

  9. I haven't seen it yet, but can't wait to see it! I'm just going to have to make time to see it with the family! I haven't heard a single bad thing about it!

  10. Logan absolutely loved this movie!

  11. My niece loves this movie! I can't wait to see it.

  12. I have not seen it, so I appreciate your glowing review! Putting it on my "to see" list! Sounds like it would be a good movie to keep at the lake house - no sharks there. Lol.

  13. I can't wait to see this. I've been hearing great things about this movie, but the Hubs and I haven't had a chance to get away and go see it. We'll be making that a priority soon!

    Ms. T

  14. Soul Surfer is one of the movies I've been wanting to see and now that you've given it such a great review I want to see if even more. Stories that are inspiring and can help us see positively in the most dire circumstances can really keep us going.

  15. I love inspirational movies...haven't watched Soul Surfer yet, but am definitely adding it to my Netflix list.

  16. I haven't had the chance to see this movie yet but it's definitely on my list! : )

  17. I'd never heard of it before, but it sounds really good, especially after your rave review. I wonder if it will be out in the UK soon. :D

  18. I have been dying to watch the movie also!!

  19. I did see it so you don't need to enter my name in the contests. I enjoyed it a lot. She's a remarkable young woman!

  20. I cried through the movie too. I can't even imagine how they all dealt with that!! Have you seen her in the I Am Second video? It's awesome too!

  21. I am positively positive I could use some "positivity" inspiration as I find myself in the middle of a very (prolonged) discouraging season right now! Thanks for the chance to enter and especially...thanks for sharing your heart and humor at this awesome blog of yours! You are authentic and inspiring! Thanks for being you..I look forward to visiting your blog each day!

    Kris T.

  22. i went the day it came out in theaters even dragged the mister along with me hehe... He didnt like me so much needless to say but i was one happy girl! I am glad you liked it also... i own it on dvd now and the kids love it :) have a great week.

  23. I'm with you on this one!! It was absolutely amazing and inspiring! I watched it with my kids. Twice. In a row. It was THAT good! And what I really loved is that even my almost 7 year old boy sat through this movie and was GLUED to the screen!!
    And my FAVORITE line from the movie: "I don't need easy, I just need possible."

  24. This has been on my list of movies to see. Thanks for telling more about it! Crossing my fingers!


    wpooh_9 at hotmail dot com

  25. This is on my "to watch" list but haven't seen it yet. We saw Courageous this week and it was really awesome!! Its so refreshing to see family movies in the theatres!

    Oh, and pick me! pick me!

  26. Absolutely favorite movie! So inspiring and real!



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