Soul Surfer is a 2011 bio-drama film that was released last April 2011. It stars AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid and Carrie Underwood. The movie is based on the life of surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack and the film describe how she lives after that. Bethany lost her arm when she was 13 but instead of stopping her surfing, she still continues and even participated to major competition that takes some media attention. This is when they conceptualized the filming of Soul Surfer to describe her determination, faith and hope for great life. Soul Surfer is directed by Sean McNamara. The film was produced with a budget of $18 million and earned a gross revenue of $43 million. Here's a brief plot summary of the movie from Wikipedia.org:
Bethany Hamilton is a teenager who lives in Kauai, Hawaii with her parents Tom and Cheri, and two older brothers. All are surfers, but Bethany and her best friend Alana Blanchard have grown up with a passion for the sport and enter a competition. Bethany's church youth ministry leader, Sarah Hill, is disappointed when Bethany has to withdraw from a planned missions trip because of the contest. Bethany and Alana place first and third, respectively, while the second place winner, Malina Birch, proves a fierce rival to Bethany. Bethany invites both girls up on the winner's box with her, but Malina ungraciously refuses. The Rip Curl surfwear company offers to sponsor Bethany and Alana in competition, in return for an advertising contract. One night before Halloween, Alana and Bethany sneak off with some friends to go night surfing. Later, while Tom goes to the hospital for knee surgery, both of the girls go surfing with Alana's father and brother. As Bethany dangles her left arm in the water, a shark bites her arm off near the shoulder. Read More at Wikipedia.org.