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The Shack (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

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Papa
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Willie
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Nan Phillips
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Kate Phillips
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Josh Phillips
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Missy Phillips (as Amelie Eve)
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Sarayu
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Sophia
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Male Papa
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Emil Ducette
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Emily Ducette
Laura MacKillop ...
Amber Ducette
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Vicki Ducette
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Storyline

After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy's abduction and an encounter that will change his life forever.

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You're never as alone as you think.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some violence | See all certifications »

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3 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Cabaña  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,172,119 (USA) (5 March 2017)

Gross:

$57,330,873 (USA) (12 May 2017)
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Based on the 2007 novel by Canadian author William P. Young. See more »

Goofs

The entire movie, God is portrayed from a Christian point of view (Jesus, etc...). The prayers at Missy's funeral toward the end that can be heard in the background are the ones recited at Jewish funerals and have no connection to Christianity whatsoever. See more »

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Papa: Love always leaves a mark.
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Gimme Little Sign
Written by Joseph Hooven (as Joseph Davis Hoven), Alfred J. Smith, and Jerry Winn
Performed by Brenton Wood
Courtesy of the Bicycle Music Company
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Disturbingly manipulative
10 June 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the first film I have ever watched that has left me feeling angry. The reason I was angry was because I couldn't work out why I disliked it so much.

The film was visually quite appealing the acting wasn't awful, the dialog wasn't the worst. The direction was not too bad. The reason came to me after thinking about the film for a while.

It tries to manipulates you in a similar way that church ministers would try to manipulate children at school assembley (British thing). The ministers would come to school and preach to children making arguments which made little or no sense, mix in some truth into the nonsense to try to make his point.

In a nutshell that is this film, a huge amount of muddled nonsense mixed in with a tiny bit of something that makes sense, and concludes with a predetermined answer which makes it feel like the story has been written backwards so the argument fits the answer.

Terrible film.


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