Parents' Guide to

Eye of the Dolphin

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Drugs and drinking make waves in family drama.

Movie PG-13 2007 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Big misses

Pretty big miss to not include "bull----", "what the hell", and the part where the 14-yr old hands her grandma a condom.
age 18+

You will want an hour and a half of your life back

You will want an hour and a half of your life back. Painfully acted, painfully written and Painfully short of plot

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This heartfelt family drama has good intentions but ultimately falls short. The gorgeous Bahamian landscape is well-served by director of photography Guy Livnet. It's rendered in saturated colors, the perfect paradise to soothe Alyssa's unsettled soul. But the action takes a while to pick up, and though the slow pacing might be intentional -- perhaps it's a nod to languid Bahamian life? -- it lacks ample tension for a story with built-in conflicts. It's not until father and daughter finally face off that Eye of the Dolphin finally gets in the swim of things (barely).

On the plus side, Schroeder is inspired as Alyssa, a lost child looking for mooring (she won a Best Child Actor award at the International Family Film Festival). But in the end, the film ultimately stumbles from slack pacing, clichéd setups, and lackluster dialogue.

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