My sincere apology for this overly-late movie review. Dolphin Tale was shown in cinemas about three weeks ago already and here I am, just about to write a review for it. At least y'all wouldn't be spoiled, right? Ha ha!
Dolphin Tale is actually based on the true story of a dolphin named Winter. Winter's tail got injured when it got caught in a crab trap and the tail had to be amputated in order for her to survive. The movie basically "documents" Winter's journey as she tries to be a normal dolphin. She somehow learned how to swim but those who were taking care of her found out that her swimming movement is actually wrong and is beginning to sever her vertebrae which could ultimately lead to her death. Winter's best friend, a boy named Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) finds ways to prolong Winter's life with the help of his friend Hazel Hasette (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) and her father Dr. Clay Hasette (Harry Connick Jr.). A prosthetic tail was made for Winter but several prototypes were rejected by Winter because it irritates her skin. After several tails, they found a way to make it more comfortable for Winter and her swimming movement was brought back to normal, thus eliminating the possibility of her breaking her vertebrae.
I highly recommend this movie for families and for people looking for inspiration. Winter served (and still serves) as an inspiration to people, whether or not they have disabilities. Today, Winter is still alive and
kicking swimming! You can click here to visit her official website.
Here's a video of Winter to cap off this entry.
FINAL RATING: 4 out of 5