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    Time Out New York - Soul Surfer Review

    This is a decent review, even though the reviewer doesn't like Carrie's character. AnnaSophia Robb got a great mention in the article. She's been getting really good reviews so far, which is awesome.

    Soul Surfer: A True Story of Overcoming the Odds Mostly Stays Afloat

    Superb limb-erasing effects and lush cinematography are bonuses, though not so much the cloying presence of American Idols Carrie Underwood, as a Christian youth-group leader expressing religious elements that are elsewhere underplayed.
    http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-cult...39/soul-surfer

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    seems a lot of critics dont like carrie's character!

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    You can't please everyone

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    Well that word they used, "cloying" means "overly sweet" so maybe the lack of development of her character is, with some, making them not like her acting in it either?? (don't know how you can be overly sweet when a youth minister - most I have met are). Anyway, he appears to basicaly be saying in that part that her "overly sweet presence" is not a bonus. Now, the thing about the religious beliefs later being underplayed might not be referring to her ability but something like how it is written in the screenplay, etc. It is hard to tell what he means by that - if he means, IN HIS OPINION, she is underplaying it, acting wise, or if the screenplay writer did not follow up with the "religious elements" and keep them consistent throughout!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by kewlie78189 View Post
    seems a lot of critics dont like carrie's character!
    perhaps because the film used Carrie's character to express religious elements while everywhere else in the movie these elements were subdued..I don't see that as Carrie's fault and he could have deflected some of the criticism by laying it on the shoulders of the script, not Carrie.

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    On a positive note, they are not trashing carrie's actual acting yet. They just seem to not like the character that much. Hmm. I wonder if it is because they didn't develop the character enough?

    I think they are picking on Carrie because she plays the religious youth leader. If a no-name person played Sarah Hill, I bet they wouldn't have a problem with her. But because it is Carrie, the part stands out more then maybe it was meant to.

    If carrie's part was just a friend of Bethany without the religious part, then maybe they would not be so cynical. Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIgrl06 View Post
    This is a decent review, even though the reviewer doesn't like Carrie's character. AnnaSophia Robb got a great mention in the article. She's been getting really good reviews so far, which is awesome.



    http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-cult...39/soul-surfer
    Is this paper included on metacritic? It is a decent review so it should help.

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    I've never seen so much focus put on a minor role in movie reviews!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teesharky View Post
    Is this paper included on metacritic? It is a decent review so it should help.
    Yep, it is. Up to a 59!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judes View Post
    I've never seen so much focus put on a minor role in movie reviews!
    Yeah. Carrie's name is so big for the said role


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