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 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
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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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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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Trivia

In 2005, William P. 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

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 »

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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Keep Your Eyes On Me
Written by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna
Performed by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Arrangement by David Campbell
(c) 2016 McGraw Music
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24 March 2020 | by gwspackmanSee all my reviews

Why do a lot of modern male actors have voices like they've been stabbed through the voice box ???. Speak up men !!!, so we can understand you, it's not cool to whisper !!!!.


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USA | Canada | Hong Kong

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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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