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.
When he was a thirteen year-old boy, Mack killed his abusive and alcoholic father with strychnine in his booze. Years later, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) is happily married with Nan (Radha Mitchell) and they have three children: Kate (Megan Charpentier), Josh (Gage Munroe) and the girl Missy Phillips (Amelie Eve). While camping with his family in a weekend, Missy is abducted and killed by the kidnapper, destroying Mack's life. One day, he receives a note from God that he calls Papa (Octavia Spencer) asking him to go to the shack where his daughter was killed. He meets Jesus (Avraham Aviv Alush), Sarayu (Sumire) and Sophia (Alice Braga) and he has an experience of discoveries and redemption.
"The Shack" is a film for religious and spiritualistic believers only. It is very hard for an atheist of non-religious (or Christian) person to accept the forgiveness that Mack is supposed to give to the killer of his beloved daughter. In addition, the film is politically correct, with God represented by a black woman, Jesus by an Israeli actor and the Holy Spirit by a Japanese actress. Therefore "The Shack" can only be recommended for very specific audiences; otherwise will be corny and boring. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "A Cabana" ("The Shack")
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