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.
The large, roadside duck-sign marking the entrance to the Oregon state park is the actual entrance sign for Cultus Lake Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada with the state park name superimposed. See more »
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 »
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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