It’s been nearly a decade since Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd made a movie together, but the two are back at it, this time in A Dolphin’s Tale, which opens September 23. The film also stars Harry Connick Jr. and Kris Kristofferson, and is directed by Charles Martin Smith. The trailer has just come out for this 3-D movie, check it out…
The words family and friendly come to mind. The film is based on the true story of a dolphin named Winter, who had a prosthetic tail made for her so she could survive after being mutilated by crab nets. The film seems to tie that in with other people who’ve lost limbs, likely to give the film more of a human story to tell.
Children’s films are interesting when it comes to subjects like this, as more so than most the narratives seem predetermined. “The Simpsons” had a great joke about the alternative ending to Free Willy, where it ended in tragedy. That’s obviously not going to be the case here either as Winter is alive and (ugh) flipping in her home in Clearwater, Florida.
Warner Brothers is targeting September, which means they’re looking for an off-season hit, but Ashley Judd has had some of her most successful films come out in the early fall period.
Would see a film about a Dolphin?