Dolphin Kick

DVD Release: January 22, 2019
Dolphin Kick
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Synopsis

On a tropical island vacation, a young boy’s friendship with a playful and friendly dolphin helps him find the courage to get back in the water after the sudden loss of his mother.

Dove Review

To loosely quote a character in the film, you can spend your life dipping your feet in the water, or dive in. Dolphin Kick does just that: It dives into adventure and exploration bravely, following two children (Tyler Jade Nixon and Axle McCoy) who encounter a dolphin separated from its family. The film isn’t just inspired for its idyllic scenery but champions courage for oneself and support from friends and family.

As far as trajectory goes, the more time the children spend with the dolphin, Echo, the more compassionate they become and the more courageously they act—especially Luke (McCoy), who we learn has experienced trauma and the loss of his mother. But it is with the good spirit of Echo and a community of new friends that Luke is able to overcome his obstacles, and younger viewers will likely be inspired to challenge themselves too. With loads of lessons to be had, the film is Dove-Approved for All Ages.

The Dove Take

At times gorgeously shot and inspiring throughout, Dolphin Kick is great family entertainment.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: Kids learn the gift of compassion and how to lean into positive communities.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Some rough action and tense moments involving kids; a flare gun is shot but does not cause harm.
Drugs: A man is seen holding, potentially, a beer, but he is not seen drinking it
Nudity: Some men are seen shirtless, some women in bikinis
Other: None

Info

Company: Epic Pictures
Director: Philip Marlatt
Genre: Family
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: TV-G
Reviewer: Rory P.