Scott Marks 3:30 p.m., Dec. 24
A faith-based made-for-TV biopic that somehow found its way to the big screen. Teen-surfer Bethany Hamilton made headlines after a shark relieved her of an arm. AnnaSophia Robb looks the part, but the young actress doesn’t bring much in the way of urgency to the role of a traumatized teenager. The end result of this triumph of the human spirit amounts to little more than Beach Blanket Limb-Go, minus Frankie and Annette. Disney Channel refugee Sean McNamara (That’s So Raven) directed. With Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid. 2011.
- Rated PG | 1 hour, 45 minutes
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