Soul Surfer parents guide

Soul Surfer

Overall A

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.

Release date April 8, 2011

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A
Substance Use A-

Why is Soul Surfer rated PG? The MPAA rated Soul Surfer PG for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Soul Surfer
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Soul Surfer rated PG? Soul Surfer is rated PG by the MPAA for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material.

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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Soul Surfer
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Soul Surfer is directed by Sean McNamara and stars AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Soul Surfer movie is August 2, 2011. Here are some details…

Soul Surfer releases to home video as a DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack. Bonus extras include:

- Featurettes: The Making of Soul Surfer, Surfing for the Screen: Inside the Action and Becoming Bethany.

- Documentary: Heart of a Soul Surfer

- Deleted Scenes

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