Reviews by chynowethk
This is a great true story of a girl who loses her arm to a shark while surfing. Her determination, strength, and family help her return to the waves and back to competition. I really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone interested in true stories with amazing comebacks.
I didn't particularly care for Russell Brand before this movie, but I became a fan after viewing it. Helen Mirren is fabulous as well!
I love the actresses in this movie- Chloe Sevigny, Leelee Sobieski, Jena Malone. I was excited to see this film but after watching it, reading the wiki page and the imdb page, I'm still not really sure what I just watched. I feel like I could analyze it a few different ways based on different psychoanalytical concepts, but it wasn't good enough to put forth the effort. Nice try, but way too slow and vague.
I loved this book but I couldn't get through disc one of the BOCD because of the narration. Such a shame!
I love Tilda Swinton, so when I heard she was going to be in this movie, I started reading the book. I thought the book was hard to get through mostly because of the slow pace, and I had other things to get to so I put it down and waited for the film. Well, it was just as slow. And weird, and of course the subject matter was disturbing. It caused my boyfriend to come out of his office at one point and say "What in the WORLD are you watching?" I had to admit that I wasn't exactly sure about that myself. The one thing that I did like was seeing the glamorous and confident Tilda Swinton looking like a semi-normal, stressed-out ex-housewife. Worth that to sit through the whole thing though? No way.