I'm not sure I would have seen this movie on my own - but I showed it to my teens at the library. To my surprise, it was the most popular movie of the summer.
I quite enjoyed it.
It was inspirational and sweet with amazing surfing scenes.
The main attack wasn't gruesome (I was actually more frightened of the preparing food scenes involving the knife.)
I loved the friendship between Bethany and her BFF
and surfing competition.
I loved the family dynamic - the teasing and the playful banter, but also their loyalty and strength.
I LOVED the surfing scenes - they were amazing!
I loved the shots during the credits - of the real Bethany Hamilton and her family.