Dolphin Tale is based on Winter, a dolphin whose tail was lost after getting entangled in a crab trap. It focused on the friendship between Winter the dolphin and Sawyer (Nathan Gamble), who believes that the dolphin can still swim normally with the help of a prosthetic tail.

It featured an all-star cast led by Morgan Freeman as Dr. Cameron McCarthy, the prosthetic maker; Ashley Judd as Sawyer’s mother; Harry Connick Jr. as Dr. Clay, the head of the Marine Hospital; and Kris Kristofferson as Clay’s dad. I’m an Ashley Judd fanboy but I’m sorry to say that she and the rest of the humans were outperformed by Rufus the mischievous Pelican. He provided the comic relief to the movie and stole the limelight whenever he’s part of the scene.

But the true star of the show is Winter. She is an inspiration for everyone. She showed that anyone can overcome obstacles that come one’s way. Dolphin Tale also teaches us that we should not judge anyone because of their looks. And lastly, it tells us that family is forever.

Hazel Haskett (Cozi Zuehlsdorff): What does your dad do?
Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble): I don’t know. He left like 5 years ago. We don’t know where he is. He never calls, never writes.
Hazel: Oh.
Sawyer: So what does your mom do?
Hazel: She died when I was 7. Never calls, never writes.

Awesome inspirational movie that’s full of emotions. If you were not touched by Winter then you don’t have a heart. It is better than Flipper and Free Willy combined. This is a must-see for the whole family. Be sure to have a tissue box beside you while watching the movie.

For more on Winter, visit SeeWinter.com

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