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Still shot from the movie: Soul Surfer.

Soul Surfer

Sun, sand and waves are all a young teen (AnnaSophia Robb) needs to keep her happy. Well on her way to a championship season as an up and coming surfer, she has a bright future until she loses her arm in a shark attack. Now she must fight her fears to get back in the water. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 08 Apr 2011
Video Release: 02 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Soul Surfer Rated PG?


Violence: Despite the severity of the shark attack, the depiction is fairly brief and restrained. (Blood fills the water after the incident and oozes through a shirt used to cover the injury.) A girl vomits and has nightmares after seeing the accident. A dead shark is shown. A married couple argues briefly. A surfer is pummeled by heavy waves during a competition. The aftermath of the Thailand tsunami is portrayed.

Sexual Content: Characters are continually seen in beachwear including bikinis and swimming shorts. A girl poses flirtatiously during a photo shoot. A couple kisses.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man proposes a toast during a holiday gathering, although there is no indication the group is drinking alcohol.

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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