In 2003, teen surfer Bethany Hamilton made international headlines in a tragic way when she lost her left arm to a tiger shark. Her story is recounted in this drama, based on her own book, that doesn't stint in re-creating the attack ... something that parents of young viewers definitely should note.
AnnaSophia Robb ("Bridge to Terabithia") does a fine job in the central role, and she has strong backing from Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid as Bethany's parents. Kevin Sorbo and music superstar Carrie Underwood, in her movie acting debut, also are featured. DVD extras: four "making-of" documentaries; deleted scenes. *** (PG: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times