The Shack – The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters a trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Q-tips say: We liked it. Some critics did not like it, but oh well, they are not all knowing. Yes, there are religious tones and in our opinion, added to the movie. Mrs. Q says: Who would have guessed that God might be a black woman, the Holy Spirit is a woman and the son of God is a man – an intriguing thought. But Mrs. Q always thought God could be a woman because women are really much better at multi-tasking. The movie brings out that the idea that God loves us enough to reach out to every one of us in our the way we are best able to understand is genuinely touching. See it, a movie that is really different.