Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dolphin Tale

I saw Dolphin Tale movie on my 16th birthday in the theatre and I was absolutely giddy with love for this glorious movie. It is about a shy young boy struggling through summer school who encounters dolphin that changes his life.
     This outstanding film is perfect for the whole family and has a terrific cast with people like Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and Morgan Freeman. And do you know what makes it a hundred times better? It’s based on a true story! I researched online to find out that there are some differences, such as the fact that Winter was actually found not near Clearwater (which is near Tampa) but near Cape Canaveral which is on the other side of Florida, and that Winter’s tale was no amputated but actually fell of because of blood loss, and it took longer in real life to make Winter’s prosthetic tail- a year and a half. Wikipedia says that there are other differences too, but I couldn’t find any reliable backing.
There’s nothing wrong with this movie, nothing at all (other than a single use of d--mn in a song, but it didn’t bother me much).
     *spoiler* My one problem was the painfully undeveloped romance between the two main kid’s single parents. They hinted at it early on, but then did nothing with it! And it would have been so lovely and perfect.
     One thing I really loved in this movie was a young girl named Hazel. Surprisingly this was her first film role, but you would never know it because of the excellent job of acting she did. In the story she is the bubbly homeschooled daughter of the director of the aquarium. She quickly befriends Sawyer.
     You are left with a happy satisfied feeling, the sort you get after you watch a really good movie with a happy ending- which is exactly what you would have just done. I heartily recommend that you buy this splendid film, you will want to have it in your permanent collection.

Criteria      1-10
Creative Characters: 8
Excitement: 7
Plot: 9
Interest: 10
Emotional Involvement: 8
Mature Content: 1


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