Lime Review - Screen
Dolphin Tale 3D
Based on a true story, this is a heart-warming and genuinely moving film that boasts some great performances.
It's an enchanting tale that sees a young boy find a beached dolphin and in the process finds himself coming out of his own shell. The animal, named Winter, is so badly wounded that it has to have it's tale amputated but help is at hand from a kindly military doctor played by Morgan Freeman. A prosthetic is developed and so the day is saved.
It's really hard to describe this film in any detail without garnering groans, but it's so much better than the sum of its parts. The adult cast are great, but it's the kids who make it work: it's a healthy combination of innocence and determination that reminds you what it was like to be a child. That's something of a common theme with most of the films this month for some reason.
Even the most hardened of viewers will find it hard not to find themselves wiping away the odd tear or two. And for once it won't be because of a painful 3D experience.