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Soul Surfer

Movie
2011
Posted By Amanda Hope

Based on real-life, Hawaiian teen Bethany Hamilton bravely returns to competitive surfing after losing her left arm in a vicious shark attack. ...As per Netflix.

About Soul Surfer

A natural talent in the sport of surfing, teenager Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) loses an arm in a shark attack. Bolstered by the love of her parents (Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid) and refusing to give up, she plans to return to competition, although questions about her future continue to trouble her. Upon seeing the devastation in Thailand caused by the 2004 tsunami, Bethany discovers a greater purpose: to make a difference in the lives of others.

...As per Rotten Tomatoes.

Soul Surfer's Relation To Sport Business

Soul Surfer is a true story that depicts the perseverance and determination of athletes. It also shows how you should never count someone out. The loss of her arm, although difficult, didn't stop her from competing at a high level. The challenges that Bethany had to overcome is an inspiration and can give any sport professional a look back into why they love sport so much. Sport doesn't only act as competition, but also as a vehicle for change.

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Why watch Soul Surfer?

This is a story of determination and courage from the champion surfer Bethany Hamilton. She is nonetheless an inspiration to surfers around the world but also to everyone in the world. She shows us that even with a major life-threatening shark attack that left her with only one arm she was still able to continue her journey and follow her biggest dreams. Hamilton courageously overcomes all odds to become a surfing champion once again. She defeated the ones who didn't believe that she could make a comeback after this incident, thanks to her strong will, supportive family, and great friends.

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