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    Soul Surfer film review from The Hollywood Reporter

    Only 1 line on Carrie...

    Singer Carrie Underwood makes her film debut in a superfluous role as Bethany’s church young group leader while Ken Sorbo and Lorraine Nicholson play the father and daughter who no doubt saved her life by their quick thinking and reactions in the moments following the attack.

    Soul Surfer: Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter

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    I'm not surprised by this review. Hollywood has rarely embraced inspirational films.

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    Well, we don't care what they think!! We will go see Carrie and love her!!!

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    hope this gets some good reviews! this one is ok I suppose...

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    Their not criticizing Carrie they're criticizing the way the movie dealt with Carrie's character and in their eyes the role was perhaps pared down by the producers to the point that the role was unnecessary, unimportant. They are not happy with the way the producers transitioned the book to a movie. Nothing new, and I think the movie will do very well at the box office. That's my interpretation.

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    Anyone know what superflous means I know it sound like a great word for Carrie to be describes at great review so far

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    Not a good word...pretty much means "not needed"...

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    Carrie's part is small and probably didn't have much character development since her part wasn't big and wasn't made the main focus of the movie like Bethany's character was, etc. So I'm not surprised by this review. Carrie isn't an actress and she's probably not comfortable w/ having a bigger role/part in the movie. So long as Carrie does an okay/decent job and isn't ackward on screen, I'll be happy. I'm watching this movie because Carrie is in it but I'm sure the main characters I will be focusing on in this movie will be Bethany's and her parents (i.e. Anna Sophia and Dennis Quiad/Helen Hunt).

    But this reviewer pretty much was hard on the director, the casts, and the movie itself so I'll take this review for what it is. Can't win them all. Still going to see this movie
    Last edited by Jade_kt; 03-27-2011 at 03:40 PM.

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    I am actually relieved that they didn't trash carries acting. I have prepared myself for the worst since critics generally hate Carrie so this review is just fine. Lol Calling the role superfluous is not criticizing Carrie at all so I can live with that.

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    Main Entry: superfluous 2 Part of Speech: adj Definition: unnecessary; uncalled-for; wasteful Etymology: Latin super- + fluere 'to flow' Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon

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    ^^^I disagree since she's the only reason why I'm watching this movie. So imo she's definitely necessary ; a necessary part of the movie

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    The reveiw was superfluous..... LOL
    Last edited by 12russ79; 03-27-2011 at 05:01 PM.

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    Rude. I am definitely excited about SS BECAUSE of Carrie but would probably have seen it any way because the story is something I would like to see anytime!

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    Could be much worse!

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    Most movie reviewers are superfluous.

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    And they like big words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gran29 View Post
    Most movie reviewers are superfluous.
    All reviews in any form of the entertainment business are superfluous.

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    superfluous ? Why would they include Carrie Underwood in their movie? More viewers. That, my friend, is necessary.

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    From what I read, Sarah Hill was/is an integral part of Bethany Hamilton's life, spiritual and otherwise. That means Carrie is integral to the movie. The movie is about Bethany and her tragic-turned-into-inspirational story. That's where the focus is and should be. And, her family, friends and faith are all integral parts to Bethany's story and life.

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    The superfluous comment was more about the way the charactor was writen. If you read the entire point he mentions Carrie and two others that are also not "fleshed out as charactors".
    That kind of comment is not meant to be directed at Carrie at all.
    It's more about the writer and director. And inspirational movies in general (which this reviewer obviously does not have a taste for).
    With a movie like this the question is more about "does the movie do it's job". And I imagine it does well.
    I am not a big fan of war movies. So generally speaking, if I were to review a war movie, the likelyhood would be that I would point out the things I don't like about war movies and not much about the actual movie I am supposted to be reveiwing.
    I'm glad the Hollywood Reproter reviewed it at all.


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