Soul Surfer (12A)

Starring: Dennis Quaid
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Wet, wet, wet. It's based on the true story of a teenage surfer, Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), who lost her arm in a shark attack off Hawaii yet took to the waves again and surfed competitively.

Admiration for her pluck is tempered by the film's suffocating blandness, starting with the pious Christian community in which Bethany was raised and continuing with the airbrushed wholesomeness of her parents (Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt). A feeble drama.