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Dolphin TaleA dolphin named Winter loses its tail to a crab trap in Dolphin Tale — (sometimes sickly) sweet family film based on a true story....Dolphin TaleKids and Family, DramaPT113MPGA dolphin named Winter loses its tail to a crab trap in Dolphin Tale — (sometimes sickly) sweet family film based on a true story....2011-09-26Warner Bros.
AGAINST ALL ODDS Nathan Gamble and Winter in Dolphin Tale

AGAINST ALL ODDS Nathan Gamble and Winter in Dolphin Tale (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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Dolphin Tale

Genre: Kids and Family, Drama; Starring: Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd; Director: Charles Martin Smith; Author: Karen Janszen; Release Date Wide: 09/23/2011; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 113; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Warner Bros.

A dolphin named Winter loses its tail to a crab trap in Dolphin Tale — (sometimes sickly) sweet family film based on a true story. It’s no spoiler to say that there is a happy ending, partly because this is the kind of constantly uplifting heart-warmer in which even the villains are congenial, but also because the injured animal is played by its real-life counterpart. Morgan Freeman also plays a version of himself as a kindly wise man whose expertise in prosthetics helps save Winter. While the plot occasionally feels like Free Willy without the drama, it’s a cute story if you don’t mind temporarily trading in your cynicism for a bag of popcorn. B-

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