The Shack

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  132 min.
Release Date: March 3, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray: May 30, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.40
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Cast: Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Ryan Robbins, Megan Charpentier, Gage Munroe, Derek Hamilton


When Mack Philips (Sam Worthington) takes three of his children on a camping trip, his youngest daughter, Missy, goes missing. Evidence discovered in an abandoned shack leads authorities to believe she was kidnapped and murdered by a serial killer, although her body isn't found.

Four years later, Mack receives a note in his mailbox asking him to return to the shack. The note is signed from "Papa" and Mack suspects it could be from God, whom his wife Nan (Radha Mitchell) always refers to as "Papa." Against his better judgment, he accepts the invitation and finds something there that will change his life forever.

  Canadian Connection: Based on the bestselling novel by Canadian author William Paul Young. The movie was filmed in British Columbia and several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Gil Netter, Brad Cummings
Screenplay: John Fusco
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  • 5 stars "Loved this Movie. There should be additional Movies, Written, Directed & Produced like this. I think all of the Actors deserve an Oscar for their Outstanding Performance! Awesome Movie!"
  • 5 stars "I read this book six. Years ago when our Son died! This was my saving grace and got me through the darkest time! My husband hadn't read it but went to see the movie and loved it! Very thought provoking"
  • 5 stars "I came just watched this movie without any previous knowledge on what it was going to be about. Just like Sam Worthington, and I will be showing it to my 11yr old daughter, and 8yr old son next. This movie was so uplifting and powerful. Beautifully illustrates one mans journey from sorrow to forgiveness, set amongst a landscape, almost as beautiful as the journey itself. I am Christian and can't understand how any Christian couldn't appreciate the message. A look at what a true relationship with God looks like. Well done!"