SOUL SURFER ( PG)
Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt
Director: Sean McNamara
Available: Wednesday on DVD and BD It may be dramatically unconvincing and a little too preoccupied with genre convention but this based-on-a-true-story sports flick about Hawaiian teen surfer girl Bethany Hamilton, who had her arm taken in a shark attack yet fought her way back into competitive surfing, still manages to be somewhat inspirational. It’s overworked and the weighty material has sure been Disney-fied, but it gets by on its heart.
Extras: ★ ★ ★ Making-of, short deleted scenes collection, production featurettes plus 30-minute doco on the real Bethany Hamilton.