HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 35 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Soul Surfer’ With Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt

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CHICAGO – In our latest true-story edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 35 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Soul Surfer” with AnnaSophia Robb, Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt!

“Soul Surfer” also stars Sonya Balmores, Chris Brochu, Christie Brooke, David Chokachi, Kelly Crean, Yasmin Dar, Irie Driscoll, Faith Fay, John Mitchell Fultz, Cody Gomes, Kim Morgan Greene, Dutch Hofstetter and Tiffany Hofstetter from writer and director Sean McNamara.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Soul Surfer” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Soul Surfer with Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt
The movie poster for “Soul Surfer” with Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt.
Image credit: FilmDistrict

Here is the plot description for “Soul Surfer”:

“Soul Surfer” is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Through her sheer determination and unwavering faith, she lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. The film features an all-star cast including AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt with Carrie Underwood in her film debut.

In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany’s feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.

Bethany (Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic, sun-drenched, surfer girl’s life on the Kauai Coast. When she was competing in national competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), everything changed in a heartbeat. On Halloween morning, Bethany was on a typical ocean outing when a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.

“Soul Surfer” reveals the moving aftermath of this headline-making story as Bethany fights to recover and grapples with the future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Quaid) and Cheri (Hunt), she refuses to give in or give up and begins a bold return to the water. Still, the questions keep hammering her: Why did this happen? Why did she have to lose everything? Will she ever feel the joy and power of riding the waves again? And if she can’t be a surfer, then who is she?

The devastating 2004 tsunami in the Pacific Ocean unexpectedly gives Bethany a new perspective. Traveling to Phuket, Thailand with her youth-group leader Sara Hill (Underwood), she witnesses life beyond her own shoreline and discovers her greater purpose: she can make a difference in the lives of others. Filled with a new sense of hope and direction, she returns home with a renewed resolve to conquer her own limitations and set an encouraging example for people facing adversity.

At the national championships, Bethany bravely faces off with her fiercest rival, Malia Birch (Sonya Balmores), and takes her astonishing one-armed surfing technique to the limit. But as the horn blows and the suspenseful competition kicks off, Bethany is no longer thinking about the challenges of her body. Now her surfing, biggest dreams and her life have become about pushing her own physical limits to touch the souls of others.

Directed by Sean McNamara, the screenplay was by McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz and Michael Berk. “Soul Surfer” is based on the book by Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh. The screen story is by Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt R. Allen, Caleb Wilson and Brad Gann.

The movie trailer for “Soul Surfer” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

Is it ever time to give up on a true dream?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 35 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “Soul Surfer” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

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It is never too late to give up!! If you have the drive to go for it!! Then just keep trying!

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Even if you think you’re

Even if you think you’re giving up, that always lingers in the back of your mind, and you always want to try again. So no, you never give up on a dream.

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If your dream is ‘true

If your dream is ‘true enough’, the question will never arise because even if you stop taking actions to achieve it, you will never stop thinking about it.

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Do everything now. Do not wait to be in a rocking chair & say I wish I could have done this.

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Only if it’s seriously impeding your ability to succeed in other ways.

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Do not give up on your dreams.

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Never give up on your dreams!

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Ture Dream

No never give up. I am an actor in Chicago and I’m moving to L.A. I will not stop.

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Never Give Up

You should never give up on your dreams. There’s always time to pursue what you love.

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