Dolphin Tale, a 2011 family drama film , is based on the book by the same name. Based on the amazing true story of a disabled dolphin by the name of Winter, Dolphin Tales follows the lives of all those involved in her incredible recovery. Starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, this moving tale of endurance and recovery it suit for people of all ages.
Winter, a bottlenose dolphin, was rescued off the Florida coast in December 2005 after being trapped by a crap net and subsequently losing her tail, making it almost impossible to swim and hence and survive. Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) was biking the coast when a distressed fisherman urgently calls for help as he finds a dolphin covered in the crap traps, struggling for life.
Sawyer does everything he possible can to help save the dolphin. When the dolphin is transferred to Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.), his daughter decides to name the dolphin ‘Winter’, after the last two dolphins ‘Summer’ and ‘Autumn’ who were successfully rehabilitated and returned to sea. When another doctor, Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman) decide to invest his time and money into saving the dolphin, a natural disaster and financial crisis hit the team hard as they work tirelessly to save the handicapped animal.
Directed by Charles Martin Smith, Dolphin Tale garnered positive from critics worldwide, praising it for its true-to-form depiction of the story and it’s dramatic, heartwarming plot. Who can’t appreciate a touching story about a selfless boy and one of earth’s most majestic creatures? Dolphin Tale is perfect for any family.