Many thanks to Entertainment Squad for providing Dolphin Island for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
A dolphin, an orphaned girl, a set of grandparents, a sleazy lawyer and a caring grandparent guardian. It’s the setting for conflict and drama. Thusly Dolphin Island came into being.
What I am Reviewing
Shaked Berenson produced the 91 minute long Dolphin Island, which has been approved by the Dove Foundation for children age 7-18. A family friendly production and will be released on March 2. View the trailer:
Dolphin Island, the fun details
Can one orphan girl find a way to stay on the island that she loves with her best dolphin friend? This 2021 best feature film winner of the Christian Film Festival seeks to answer that question.
Although this film professes to be a faith based film I found very little evidence of faith throughout the film. A prayer for help/thanksgiving was given close to the end, but overall it literally could have been any movie.
The acting was okay, not great. The storyline fairly predictable. I really WANT MORE when it comes to faith-based films. I really do. We should do better when it comes to feature films, particularly for ones that are meant for a broader range audience. This movie, for me as an adult, simply didn’t cut it for me.
I can totally though, see the appeal for families with children under 10 years old. It is family friendly, with the bad guy being predictably sleazy, and the good guys being good though a wee bit clueless about how to stand up for themselves. Kids will be able to empathize easily and cheer when the good guys win. That’s a good thing!
The story itself is nice. There is a happy ending. Mitzy is a very amazing dolphin. Super smart and pulls off these fantastic leaps through the air.
Should you get it?
You know what? While I found the story line and acting somewhat lacking as an adult, I can totally see families with young children thoroughly enjoying this movie. It has a dolphin and a girl in trouble. It has a happy ending. It’s all that a child needs to make for a good movie.
If you are looking for a movie that hits all the high notes of being safe for kids, has a non-demanding faith element, and a good ending… Dolphin Island hits all the high notes. 🙂
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