The movie is based on a true story of a female dolphin named Winter, a lonely 11 year old boy (Sawyer) who loves her, and the compassionate strangers who band together to save her. Sawyer and Winter's friendship starts the day she washed up on shore caught in a lobster trap. She goes to the financially troubled Clearwater Marine Hospital for care. Winter 's tale gets infected and has to be amputated--a first for a dolphin. But without her tail, she doesn't swim properly and it is predicted she will eventually die. Overcoming the doubts and lack of knowledge and money, Sawyer enlists help from others to create a prosthetic tale as well as organizing a carnival to raise money to save Winter and the marine hospital. Her groundbreaking miracle not only affects her but inspires amputee veterans, children, and people, who have similarly lost limbs.
As a mother of a child with a disability, although different from the movie, I can relate to the struggles and hope Winter represents, which may be why I became so sappy. But really, I believe this is a heartwarming movie for the entire family.
The cast includes Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble, Morgan Freemon and many more.
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