Country superstar Carrie Underwood made her movie debut as a church youth-group counselor in Soul Surfer Friday,  joining  a select but growing list of American Idol alums trying to leap from concert stages to the big screen. Leading the way is Season 3 Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson, who already scored an Oscar and has another project in the works. Check out the movie trailer after the jump.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, audiences gave it an 87% approval rating. If you saw the movie this past weekend, let us know what you thought.