If you'd like to see a pre-release screening of "Soul Surfer" on February 1 in a theater in Germantown, Maryland, contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Adam B. Vary of "Inside Movies," the film "starts off like so many other sun-drenched surfing films: Lots of big waves, cute boys, upbeat soft rock, and a spunky teenager named Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb, Bridge to Terebithia) with a gift for riding the monster Hawaiian surf. But anyone familiar with Bethany’s true story knows what comes next: A shark takes a liking to her left arm, derailing her promising surfing career before it really had a chance to begin. The trailer also features co-stars Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid as Bethany’s parents, and country star Carrie Underwood in her feature film debut as a church youth group leader."
Mr. Vary leaves out the fact that Bethany is a Christian whose faith helped her overcome a terrible event in her life.