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This is a true story about a dolphin called Winter who gets washed up on a beach, caught up and trapped in ropes. She’s found by a young boy called Sawyer who’s riding past on his bike to school when he hears a fisherman’s cries for help. He goes down to the beach and while they wait for help to come, Sawyer tries to cut through the ropes and talks gently to the dolphin. Winter is taken to a Marine Aquarium where Sawyer is not allowed in at first.
Winter isn’t doing very well and won’t feed from a bottle but when she hears Sawyer’s voice she responds to this and so the keepers let him in. Winter lets Sawyer feed her and she starts her recovery. Unfortunately, her tail which was badly damaged has to be amputated and for a while it looks like she won’t pull through. With great care and determination by Sawyer, Winter does recover with an artificial tail and becomes quite an inspiration to many people.
There are some scenes in this movie that younger kids might find upsetting such as:
The message of the story is that having something wrong with you doesn’t have to stop you reaching your dreams.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age
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