Dolphin Tale is a re-hash of Free Willy. Both feature mammals in distress (at an aquarium) and young boys who form bonds with the creatures. All of the regular hallmarks there and the movie's destination is obvious. But they're not negatives... both movies are based on true stories and so beneath all of the sappy Hollywood drivel there is a decent story at play. Dolphin Tale is a heartwarming story about a young dolphin who is found beached and tangled in fishing nets. His tail has lost circulation and is amputated. The movie then follows the rehabilitation as a prosthetic doctor (Morgan Freeman) develops a series of replacement tails. It is a heart warming movie and perfect for kids. What adds to the "true" part of the story is a final credits montage of footage of the real story. It features real home videos captured by the rescue team and shows the dolphin's progress from its rescue to it's prosthesis. It's quite beautiful and a worthy watch when you're looking for a lift.