A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Dolphin Tale reminded me of some of the greatest animal films I've ever seen, such as 'My Dog Skip' 'Born Free' 'Babe' 'Old Yeller' 'Marley and Me' Benji' 'Free Willy' 'Lassie' and 'Flipper' but better! The family relationships between Ashley Judd and Nathan Gamble (mother & son) and then Gamble and Austin Stowell (1st cousins) and then Stowell and his parents Kim Ostrenko (Judd's sister) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Judd's brother in law & Stowell's father) and then Gamble and Winter the Dolphin and then Winter and Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Gamble's new best friend) and her dad Harry Connick Jr (Marine Biologist) and then Connick and his dad Kris Kristofferson...was priceless.
The story of Winter obviously is what drives this film, but it the relationships is what makes this movie so emotional and visceral. Everyone will be able to associate themselves with these relationships.
Not to mention that the film is beautifully shot and it appears as though the town of Clearwater beach is a a cozy little beautiful place.
This may be THEE BEST animal movies EVER made...EVER!
- Sep 18, 2011