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Dolphin Tale

1 rating: 3.0
A movie directed by Charles Martin Smith

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Genre: Drama, Family
Release Date: 23 September 2011 (USA)
1 review about Dolphin Tale

Should have been better

  • Jan 21, 2012
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Rating:
+3

Sawyer (Nathan Gamble), a withdrawn 11-year old, helps rescue a dolphin who washed ashore after being injured in a crab trap. The dolphin is nursed back to health at a marine animal rescue hospital, but an infection results in the loss of her tail. Without a tail, she swims awkwardly and could permanently damage her spine. Can she be saved in time?

Well, of course she can, as this family-friendly PG movie is based on a true story. (The part of the tailless dolphin is played by the real-life, "Winter.") This is a wholesome movie with many stars, but I think the writer went overboard creating unnecessary characters, cutesy situations, and conflict.

**SPOILER**

The movie focuses on Sawyer, who has trouble with his teacher; Sawyer's beloved cousin, injured in an unnamed war, has a rehab doctor who fashions the dolphin's new prosthetic tail; the animal hospital is in danger of being being bought out by a land developer. The problem is, none of that really happened and it all seems very contrived, predictable, and often dull. (I fell asleep in the middle.) I would have enjoyed a 30-minute documentary with the real people much more than this fictionalized movie which wastes the talents of Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Kris Kristofferson. I think it's too long for children and there should have been more scenes with Winter.

All in all, it's just an okay movie.

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