|Rated: PG for some mild thematic elements|
Starring: Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, and Winter the dolphin
Based on a true story.
My Review: I don't usually do "true story" films, but, this one seemed interesting and kid-friendly enough for me. It's actually great to see a movie that doesn't test the boundaries of its rating, as far too many flicks seem to do these days. The core story is good, but, I did think there were a few too many characters; I kept getting mixed up as to who was who. Still, fans of kiddie animal films such as the Beethoven series will find plenty to like.
Sex: None. 5/5
Nudity: Shirtless guys; a girl in a bikini; girls/women in short shorts; a woman in an off-the-shoulder top. 3.5/5
Language: Other than one usage of the d-word in a song on the soundtrack, as bad as it gets is "gosh," "heck," and "stupid". 4.5/5
Violence: The scene where Winter is beached is slightly bloody. A hurricane hits, though all that is seen is the aftermath. 4/5
Drugs: None. 5/5
Frightening/Intense Scenes: Winter's adverse reactions; the aforementioned hurricane; a few scenes of emotional intensity. 3/5
Other: Sawyer skips school to help Winter. 4/5