SOUL SURFER is the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.
In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.
Bethany (Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic, sun-drenched, surfer girl's life on the Kauai Coast, competing in national competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed in a heartbeat. On Halloween morning, Bethany was on a typical ocean outing when a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.
SOUL SURFER reveals the moving aftermath of this headline-making story, as Bethany fights to recover and grapples with the future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Quaid) and Cheri (Hunt), she refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water. Still, the questions keep hammering her: Why did this happen? Why did she have to lose everything? Will she ever feel the joy and power of riding the waves again? And if she can't be a surfer, then who is she?
The devastating 2004 tsunami in the Pacific Ocean unexpectedly gives Bethany a new perspective. Traveling to Phuket, Thailand with her youth-group leader Sara Hill (Underwood), she witnesses life beyond her own shoreline and discovers her greater purpose - she can make a difference in the lives of others. Filled with a new sense of hope and direction, she returns home with a renewed resolve to conquer her own limitations and set an encouraging example for people facing adversity.
At the National Championships, Bethany bravely faces off with her fiercest rival, Malia Birch (Sonya Balmores), and takes her astonishing one-armed surfing technique to the limit. But as the horn blows, and the suspenseful competition kicks off, Bethany is no longer thinking about the challenges of her body. Now, her surfing, her biggest dreams and her life have become about pushing her own physical limits to touch the souls of others.
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Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Depp) and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world in this astonishing andenduring story.
Based on book: 'Soul Surfer: A true story of faith, family and fighting to get back on the board'; and life story of Bethany Hamilton.
A thirty year old man and his 12 year old niece develop a special bond after she is abandoned by her mother. The two of them depart on a road trip to his father’s farm, a place he and his sister never intended to go back to.
Dive into this hilarious comedy from the studio that brought you Little Miss Sunshine and Juno! While 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is being dragged on a family trip with his mom (Toni Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell), he befriends the gregarious manager (Sam Rockwell) of a local water park. The two form a powerful bond, resulting in a vacation Duncan will never forget!
Ends 01/31/15. For introverted teen Duncan, summer vacation is looking like a worst-case scenario: his stepfather is a jerk, his stepsister hates him and he has no friends. When he meets a screwball water-park employee, he not only lands a job, but he forms an unlikely friendship that will change him forever. 'An endearingly sweet coming of ager' (Variety).
A hilarious comedy from the studio that brought you Little Miss Sunshine and Juno of a teen who finds an outlandish group of friends in a family vacation he¹ll never forget!
SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. The film features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany’s feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.
SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. The film features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.
SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. The film features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid.
In the season finale, things grow increasingly tense between Carrie and Tom. When Larissa drops an unexpected bomb on Carrie, Sebastian decides he, too, needs to come clean about something. Maggie turns to Walt when she thinks Pete (recurring guest star Claybourne Elder) is cheating on her, but gets the surprise of her life. Mouse and West (recurring guest star RJ Brown) find themselves in a sticky situation. Elsewhere, Samantha considers leaving the city, and Larissa's wedding to Harlan (recurring guest star Scott Cohen) is out of this world.
Carrie, Mouse, Maggie and Walt decide to go together to their senior prom at The Waldorf Astoria as a final hurrah. Larissa offers Carrie an opportunity that makes her rethink her plans for the next year. Mouse learns a secret about Donna LaDonna that could threaten her reign as queen bee. Meanwhile, Sebastian hides a big decision from Carrie.
When Bennet (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) starts slacking at work, Carrie tries to cover for him. However, when Larissa finds out, things backfire big time for both of them. Samantha makes an uncharacteristic decision about her latest fling. Sebastian's father (recurring guest star Terry Serpico) asks him for a favor that could change Sebastian's future forever. Meanwhile, Tom is hoodwinked by another lawyer - a beautiful lawyer - when negotiating a deal, and is advised by the person he least expects.
Walt and Bennet (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) get some devastating news that forever changes their future. Sebastian gets an exciting work opportunity, causing him to bail on Carrie on Valentine's Day, much to her chagrin. When Maggie accidentally enlists in the army, a surprising duo comes to her rescue. Elsewhere, Tom uses some reverse psychology to encourage Dorrit to start dating again.
Larissa gives Carrie some harsh advice about her relationship with Sebastian. When Harlan (recurring guest star Scott Cohen) asks Tom to work overnight on a top-secret case, Dorrit decides to throw an impromptu get-together, which quickly spirals out of control. Meanwhile, Mouse and Donna get surprisingly close and Sebastian makes a hasty decision after another fight with his parents.
Carrie is delighted when she gets the chance to interview the CEO of Bongo Jeans, but the pressure is on when Larissa tells Carrie that this is her last chance to land a piece in Interview magazine. Mouse gets some news that drives an unexpected wedge between her and West (recurring guest star RJ Brown), and Sebastian's father (recurring guest star Terry Serpico – Army Wives, Rescue Me) delivers other news that could forever change Sebastian and Carrie's relationship. Elsewhere, Walt finds a surprising father figure in Tom, and Maggie tries to muster the courage to tell her dad the truth about the last few months.
Carrie is shocked when she reads a nasty rumor about her in a New York City gossip rag, but Samantha has a plan to set the record straight. Walt steps in when Bennet (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) feels taken advantage of at Interview. Mouse, worried that she and boyfriend West (recurring guest star RJ Brown) are stuck in a rut, does something very risqué. Meanwhile, when Maggie experiences a medical emergency, Sebastian is forced to reach out to the one person who can help. Plus, Samantha and Carrie attend the exclusive "Paris Party." Recurring guest star Chris Wood appears as Weaver.
When Carrie struggles with writer’s block, Weaver (Chris Wood) tries to help. Maggie and Sebastian grow closer. Larissa and Samantha finally find common ground: sex.
Carrie spends an exciting day in the city with playwright Adam Weaver (recurring guest star CHRIS WOOD). Samantha, who booked a new job as a nude art model, takes matters into her own hands when she sees a student's painting she doesn't like. Sebastian finds support in surprising places when his mother (recurring guest star NOELLE BECK – Person of Interest, As the World Turns) announces she is marrying her tennis instructor boyfriend. Elsewhere, the attempts of Dorrit's boyfriend (recurring guest star EVAN CROOKS) to get closer to her backfire.
Carrie pitches Larissa a profile on New York wunderkind playwright Adam Weaver (recurring guest star Chris Wood – Girls), but when he proves a difficult yet fascinating interview, Carrie's job is on the line. Bennet's (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) rules in his relationship with Walt force Walt to acknowledge his real feelings. Carrie and Dorrit are surprised to find a common enemy in Tom's girlfriend Deb's (recurring guest star Nadia Dajani) son Dylan (recurring guest star Dylan Clark Marshall – 30 Rock). Meanwhile, Sebastian seeks comfort in the arms of someone new. Recurring guest stars Molly Sims, Evan Crooks and Kate Nowlin also appear.
Larissa returns from her summer in Kyoto and insists on taking Carrie and Walt to a fabulous Japanese festival in the city, where Larissa meets Samantha, with an explosive result. Samantha seduces an acrobatic ninja. Back in Castlebury, Carrie's plans to remain zen backfire when she finds herself locked in a classroom alone with Sebastian. Mouse helps Maggie with her college applications, but Maggie is distracted when somebody from her past reappears. Meanwhile, Walt worries that his classmates will sense he is gay, and Harlan (guest star Scott Cohen) makes an offer Tom can't refuse. Recurring guest stars include Josh Salatin as Simon and Kate Nowlin as Barbara. Molly Sims (Las Vegas) also guest stars.
Carrie and Walt are faced with kicking out their new room mate when she makes herself too comfortable. Walt summons the courage to tell Bennet (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) how he feels about him at his 18th birthday bash — at a VIP concert for the radio station Z100 featuring indie rock band American Authors — but things go horribly awry before Bennet can respond. Samantha and Mouse meet, and Samantha wastes no time giving Mouse sex tips. Back in Castlebury, Sebastian and Maggie run into each other; and the evening doesn't go exactly as planned when Tom invites his girlfriend, Deb (recurring guest star Nadia Dajani – The Big C, Ned and Stacey), to spend the weekend with him.
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