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Eye of the Dolphin (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  24 August 2007 (USA)
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A young girl discovers she can communicate with dolphins.

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Hawk
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Daniel
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Tamika
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Lucy
Rudy Levarity ...
Coakley
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Joey Jam ...
Decker
Vivica Watkins ...
Cornelia
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Principal McGowan
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Dolphin Tourist (as Alexa Motley)
Robert Keskemety ...
Tourist at Bar (as Bob Keskemety)
Marshall Thompson ...
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Jahmaal McIntyre ...
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Shelby
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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She found her voice in the ocean... And within herself.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG-13 for some substance abuse involving a young teen | See all certifications »

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24 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blue 14  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,924 (USA) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

$71,904 (USA) (16 November 2007)
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The dolphins in the film are all Common (or Atlantic) Bottlenose Dolphins. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Alyssa: Losing mom was bad enough, but finding out my consolation prize is you is proof positive that god hates me.
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Followed by Beneath the Blue (2010) See more »

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Morning Glory
Written and Performed by Tim Jones
Music Publisher: T.S. Jones Music
Used with the Permission of T.S. Jones Music
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Another Animal Movie
9 March 2012 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Eye Of The Dolphin" has all the features that are tailor made to result in a successful movie: it's set in a beautiful location (the Bahamas), it's about animals to appeal to animal lovers, it's specifically about dolphins and raises the question of whether they should be held in captivity so it has a certain environmental appeal, and it has a very pretty young star in Carly Schroeder as Alyssa. While all those things usually work together well and result in a pretty good movie, somehow "Eye Of The Dolphin" seemed lacking. The story was in general just too perfect - a too easy reconciling of a father and daughter (Adrian Dunbar and Schroeder) who had never met, a too simplistic set-up of the problem - Dunbar's "Hawk" wants to study the dolphins while the townspeople in the surrounding area want to use them to bring in tourists, and the whole angle around Alyssa being able to communicate with the dolphins just seemed to easily and too quickly developed to be believable, and the townsfolk are converted to Hawk's side far too quickly, just because they see Alyssa swimming with the dolphins? You also come away from this not really knowing much more about the dolphins than you knew going into it. They seem cute and playful and friendly and smart. That would have been my impression all along.

Don't get me wrong. There's nothing in particular "wrong" with this movie. At the start there was even a sort of edginess around Alyssa that had some promise for plot development, but that kind of fizzled. This is fine family fare; kids will enjoy it. It's just that there are far better and more entertaining movies you can watch with your kids. (4/10)


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