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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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Stuart Hazeldine

Writers:

John Fusco (screenplay by), Andrew Lanham (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Mack Phillips
Octavia Spencer ... Papa
Tim McGraw ... Willie
Radha Mitchell ... Nan Phillips
Megan Charpentier ... Kate Phillips
Gage Munroe ... Josh Phillips
Amélie Eve ... Missy Phillips (as Amelie Eve)
Avraham Aviv Alush ... Jesus
Sumire ... Sarayu
Alice Braga ... Sophia
Graham Greene ... Male Papa
Ryan Robbins ... Emil Ducette
Jordyn Ashley Olson ... Emily Ducette
Laura MacKillop Laura MacKillop ... Amber Ducette
Emily Holmes ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You're never as alone as you think.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,172,119, 5 March 2017

Gross USA:

$57,386,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,942,115
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In 2005, William Paul Young was working three jobs and living in a 900-square-foot apartment with his wife and four of his six children after losing his home to bankruptcy. He started writing a novel during his daily 40-minute train commute, hoping to express his feelings about God to his children, since he couldn't afford to buy holiday gifts. He expected his family and maybe a few friends to read it. The book sold over 20 million copies. See more »

Goofs

After Mack comes back to the lake from seeing Wisdom he and Jesus decide to race each other on top of the lake. At first you can see Mack to the right of Jesus and when the angle shots change he's on his left side and when the angle shot changes back again Mack is again to the right of Jesus. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Willie: Who wouldn't be skeptical when a man claims to have spent an entire weekend with God? In a shack, no less. And not just any shack. This was the shack. What I'm about to tell you is a little on the... well, it's a lot on the fantastic side. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's not true.
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Awesome God
Written by Rich Mullins (as Richard Mullins)
Courtesy of John DeFaria
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Not your typical Christian film
6 March 2017 | by missrachelschSee all my reviews

I am not a regular church goer, nor did I have high expectations for this film at all, and I do not cry in films, but this movie made me ball. Most Christian films fall flat and can be subjective, but this was different. I knew people who were fans of the book and highly anticipated the film, but seeing it is not a movie, it is an experience not to be missed. The values of forgiveness and true faith are challenged and as the viewer it was overwhelming. Better than any of the Oscar nominations this year.


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