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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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Papa
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Willie
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Nan Phillips
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Kate Phillips
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Josh Phillips
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Missy Phillips (as Amelie Eve)
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Sarayu (as Sumire)
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Sophia
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Male Papa
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Emil Ducette
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Emily Ducette
Laura MacKillop ...
Amber Ducette
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Vicki Ducette
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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)  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,172,119 (USA) (3 March 2017)

Gross:

$57,330,873 (USA) (12 May 2017)
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Filming for this movie commenced on June 8, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. See more »

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The entire movie, God is portrayed from a Christian point of view (Jesus, etc...). The prayers at Missie'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

Missy Phillips: Is the Great Spirit another name for Papa?
Mack Phillips: He is a spirit. And he is great. Right?
Missy Phillips: Then how come he's so mean?
Mack Phillips: Why'd you say that?
Missy Phillips: The Great Spirit made the princess jump off the cliff and made Jesus die on the cross. Don't you think that's mean?
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Heaven Knows
Written by Joel Houston
Performed by Hillsong United
Courtesy of Hillsong Music Australia
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If you loved the book...
3 March 2017 | by (United States) – 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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