maandag 14 april 2014

100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 51: Dolphin Tale

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Genre: Drama/ Family
Runtime: 113 minutes
Year: 2011
Starring: Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson

Description: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Review: Winter is a very special dolphin. In the winter of 2005, when she was only a couple of months old, Winter was found by fishermen. Because her tail was severely damaged by a crab trap, they had to amputate it and she eventually got a prosthetic tail. This true story is combined with the fictional story of Sawyer Nelson, who has trouble socializing with other kids. He helps a fisherman when Winter is found and becomes fascinated with dolphins and other marine life.
For a family movie “Dolphin Tale” manages to check every box. There is a positive moral, it has tension, pace and humor and the characters are real and likeable. Off course you shouldn’t expect memorable performances or mind blowing cinematography. What we do get is a film that was made with love and is a joy for the entire family.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

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