A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."


Stuart Hazeldine


John Fusco (screenplay by), Andrew Lanham (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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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 Christ
Sumire ... Holy Spirit (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


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


You're never as alone as you think.


Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


This would make the second time that Sam Worthington and Radha Mitchell would have worked together. They starred in Rogue (2007). See more »


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 »


[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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Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Written by Neil Young
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Divinely crafted
14 August 2017 | by cabsjohnmarkSee all my reviews

I never thought I will appreciate movie genres like this.Lately I have been watching sci-fi, suspense and romance themed movies. At first I have no plan of watching this movie, but my attention was caught when a friend of mine told me what was this all about. I must say, the movie was "divinely crafted". This was the first movie that really punched my ego and played my emotions. Some parts of the movie can rip your soul and enlighten you about the divinity of God, the nature of life, the circumstances that we do not understand. The story was beautifully and intricately written, absolutely.

If you watch the movie, you will really feel that God was there, in front of you, talking to you, loving you, giving you ideas that encompass human comprehension.

"Why does it have to happen?, why do we have to suffer?, If God does exist, why wont he show then?", these are questions common to us, surely you have asked these questions yourself.

If you are that person who questions the incomprehensible course of fate, circumstance and life, this movie is for you.

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Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,172,119, 5 March 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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