It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins' social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.Written by
Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) is now famous as a part of the team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium after the rescue of Winter. Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) is back along with her dad Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.) who runs the hospital. Prof Miguel Arroyo (Carlos Gómez) invites Sawyer to 12 weeks on a sailing ship for a special guest student program. Winter is depressed after her surrogate mother dolphin Panama passes away. USDA regulations forbids keeping a dolphin alone. They have rescued a new dolphin named Mandy but Clay is reluctant to pair them together. Inspector George Hughes (Charles Martin Smith) gives him 30 days.
I liked the charm of the first movie and I like that most of the actors return for this one. Although most of the adults with the exception of Harry Connick Jr. are push to the side. The two kids get most of the work. It is very sincere. Rufus the pelican continues to provide a bit of light comedy but this is mostly a downer. They suffer an lost early on and it wallows in it for most of the movie. I'm reluctant to give too many negatives because everybody seems so nice. It's definitely not as compelling as the original but it's nice to see everybody again.
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