Alyssa is a troubled 14-year old, suspended from school a year after her mother has drowned. Her grandmother Lucy, at wit's end, decides to take Alyssa to her father, James, whom Alyssa thought was dead for years. He studies dolphin communication at Smith's Point, on the Grand Bahama Island. James has not known of Alyssa's existence and is clueless about parenthood. The women arrive at the same time that James may lose his research operation to a tourist attraction. Father, daughter, dolphins, and town are on a collision course. Alyssa and James get encouragement from James's girlfriend and her father. It's the dolphins who can teach, and Alyssa who discovers how to listen. Written by
When Alyssa is visiting the dolphins in the water along the reef, the water is up to her waist, then it's up to her chest. The water constantly, being up to her waist and her chest keeps changing between shots. See more »
[when Lucy tells him that Alyssa is going through a difficult period in life, which includes her mother - Lucy's daughter - passing away]
... In my line of work, I hear MANY different versions of that story from MANY different people. The first dozen times, I found it affecting; the next dozen times, not so much. After the 40th time, I stopped caring. After the 60th time, not only didn't I care, I stopped wanting to hear it anymore. This is about the 100th time; what does that tell you, ladies?
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Usually I love films with animals very much, but "Eye of the Dolphin" disappointed me. The acting of the cast is mediocre and not interesting. Somehow I just don't like the guy who plays the father. His personality did not convince that he was a scientist who is passionate about dolphins. The story moves so slow and the whole thing was predictable. The ending is not even believable. The dolphins are cute but somehow it's just nothing different from the way we saw them at the show. The best thing about this movie is the scenery of the beach and its wild life. It makes me want to go visit Bahamas one day.
In conclusion, this is not like a horrible movie or anything. It's just boring and predictable. I watched through the whole thing. I just don't want to watch it again.
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