"Dolphin Tale" is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle--a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people--both able and disabled--who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Accompanying grown-ups or older siblings will have to choke down a sizable dose of schmaltz with their fish milkshakes.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 09.22.2011
This is not only kid-friendly fare, but a lovely family movie.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 09.22.2011
It gives young audiences credit for having patience and imagination, and rewards them with an engaging narrative.Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 09.22.2011
The result is an excellent family film - maybe not up to 1996's "Fly Away Home'' in the kid-helps-wildlife genre but eye-opening and heartwarming and sensibility-expanding all the same.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 09.22.2011