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    E! - Movie Review: Soul Surfer Still Searching for Its Uplifting Message

    Movie Review: Soul Surfer Still Searching for Its Uplifting Message

    Review in a Hurry: While surfing off the coast of Hawaii, 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton was attacked by a shark. She survived, but lost her left arm. Eventually, she became a surf champion and her real-life story became an inspiration for others across the globe. And she did it all with the help of her family and a strong spiritual belief.

    While the real life Bethany has gone on talk shows stating her faith gave her the strength to succeed, it's that exact thing which threatens to sink an otherwise earnest and well-cast family picture that sports fine performances from AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt.
    Not so good review on Carrie's acting:
    It doesn't help that Bethany's mentor is played by American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. Underwood can be a fantastic singer (which she does a little here), but she is not an actress. Like Christina Aguilera (Burlesque), Underwood doesn't act, she performs. She never has any exchanges with her costars that feel genuine. Worse, we never understand why a smart girl like Bethany would believe anything coming out of her mouth.
    Read more: Movie Review: Soul Surfer Still Searching for Its Uplifting Message - E! Online

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    while mean , this reviewer makes a smart distinction- there is a difference between being a PERFORMER and an ACTOR. Acting on film is subtle and nuanced, while what Carrie does requires you to be out there on stage and emote with your whole body and face. She is learning to be subtle wit her voice , but acting requires a lot of dedication. If she decides to go that route i hope next time she will do it properly, with an acting coach.

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    dont like mean reviews!!

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    You should read the review in the Okla City paper today!! They gave it 3 1/2 Stars!! A great review!! Another big article, just on Carrie is great...with the headline: CARRIE UNDERWOOD MAKES FILM DEBUT

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    Worse, we never understand why a smart girl like Bethany would believe anything coming out of her mouth.
    WOW!!! This reviewer either doesn't like Carrie OR doesn't like God & Faith. As a Carrie fan I find the first unbelievable but as a Christian I find the second option terribly sad for the reviewer.

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    I really don't think E! has been in Carrie's corner much anyway. Further, I don't see them liking many faith based films. E! means nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire2004 View Post
    In my opinion this simply an attack on the faith of Christians, therefore please ignore it.

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    Yep the positive revuews on carries acting seem to be ok with the faith element in the movie and they seem to like Carrie too. The snarky ones seem to hate the christanity in the movie and therefore they snip at Carrie the most

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    Well that's not very nice! :P


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