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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mack Phillips
... Papa
... Willie
... Nan Phillips
... Kate Phillips
... Josh Phillips
... Missy Phillips (as Amelie Eve)
... Jesus
... Sarayu
... Sophia
... Male Papa
... Emil Ducette
... Emily Ducette
Laura MacKillop ... Amber Ducette
... 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 USA:

$16,172,119, 5 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,330,873, 12 May 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,505,116, 20 March 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Forest Whitaker was originally attached to direct but dropped out. See more »

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When Mack is at the shack and has a breakdown he throws a few pieces of furniture against the walls and lays down on the floor. At that point he is the only thing on the floor, however when he wakes up at the end of the movie, there is a standing chair next to him. See more »

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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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Featured in A Shack of Lies (2017) See more »

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Stars (The Shack version)
Written by Korey Cooper & John Landrum Cooper
Performed by Skillet
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If you loved the book...
3 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you enjoyed the book--you will love the movie. The movie addresses the ageless philosophical question, "Why does God let bad things happen?" It presents some theology in an unorthodox fashion--but not a heretical one. I found it more inspiring than Narnia--which I dearly love. The film follows the book closely, but not 100%. As a film and story it's not perfect--but it's very close. If you have an open mind, I suggest you see it.


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