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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
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Sarayu (as Sumire)
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Emil Ducette
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Emily Ducette
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Amber Ducette
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Vicky 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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A Cabana  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$49,541,584 (USA) (27 March 2017)
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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 and he is the only thing on the floor; when he awakens at the end of the movie, there is a standing chair next to him on the floor. See more »

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Jesus: It's always better when we do it together.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Logan/The Shack (2017) See more »

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Holy, Holy, Holy
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Courtesy of John Defaria
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Not your typical Christian film
6 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I am not a regular church goer, nor did I have high expectations for this film at all, and I do not cry in films, but this movie made me ball. Most Christian films fall flat and can be subjective, but this was different. I knew people who were fans of the book and highly anticipated the film, but seeing it is not a movie, it is an experience not to be missed. The values of forgiveness and true faith are challenged and as the viewer it was overwhelming. Better than any of the Oscar nominations this year.


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