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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.
Why Is Soul Surfer Rated PG?
Soul Surfer is rated PG for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Soul Surfer...
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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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Soul Surfer...
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