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DOL­PHIN TALE 2 Di­rected by Charles Martin Smith. Star­ring Nathan Gam­ble, Harry Con­nick Jr, Ash­ley Judd, Kris Kristof­fer­son, Mor­gan Free­man G cert, gen re­lease, 107 min

We know what the kids are look­ing for. They want movies that cre­ate im­pec­ca­ble role mod­els, avoid all but the mildest con­flict be­tween gen­er­a­tions, and pro­vide well-re­searched in­sights into the US Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture’s reg­u­la­tions on the care of aquatic mam­mals.

Search no fur­ther. In the three years since the first Dol­phin Tale – whose baf­fling suc­cess is con­firmed by the un­ex­pected ex­is­tence of this se­quel – the doc­u­men­tary Black­fish has done much to al­ter at­ti­tudes to marine parks. Fear not. Charles Martin Smith’s film could not strive harder to set minds at rest.

As you will re­call, Harry Con­nick Jr plays the chief of a Florid­ian fa­cil­ity that seeks to treat in­jured marine an­i­mals and, when fins are healed, re­lease them into the wild. Smith him­self turns up as a USDA of­fi­cial to ex­plain that each dol­phin must, by law, have

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