A five out of five stars for Dolphin Tale. It is such a remarkable story for all ages Dolphin Tale is a family film directed by Charles Martin Smith. A young boy, Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) befriends Winter, an injured dolphin who loses her tail due to an infection after being tangled in a crab trap in Florida. Winter is then taken in by The Clearwater Marine Aquarium for treatment. Sawyer motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace Winter’s missing tail. Morgan Freeman plays Dr. Cameron McCarthy, a doctor who creates prosthetic limbs. Sawyer asks him to create a prosthetic tail for Winter, but then a hurricane hits the aquarium and forces the aquarium to give the animals other homes. Soon, a young girl visits Winter and Sawyer comes up with an idea to save the aquarium and Winter.
Dolphin Tale sent me on a emotional rollercoster while I was watching the movie. One minute I was laughing, the next I was teary-eyed and ready to bawl. Nathan Gamble is such a inspiring actor, especially for his young age. He shows true emotion and love towards his little bottlenose dolphin friend, Winter. Throughout the movie, you notice Sawyer growing a strong passion towards his friend Hazel Haskett (Cozi Zuehisdorff), a young girl who befriends Sawyer when her and her father’s team (Clearwater Marine Hospital) comes to the beach to pick up Winter after she was found hurt and stranded. Sawyer and Hazel grow a friendship that will definitly last a lifetime.
The film is inspired by a true story. Believe it or not, Winter is still healthy and on exhibition at The Clearwater Marine Hospital in Florida. Winter is not only a remarkable little dophin, she is also a miracle. Doctors said a dolphin could not survive without a tail, yet this sassy dophin proved them wrong. If you love dolphins or if you just want to watch an amazing true story that will leave you head over heels in love with Winter, come out and see Dolphin Tale. Don’t forget to bring a little tissue and a big heart, because this dophin will leave you with an unforgettable experience.