Eye of the Dolphin

DVD Release: October 2, 2007
Eye of the Dolphin


Written by multiple Emmy Award Winner Wendell Morris, fourteen-year-old Alyssa has been living with her grandmother since the death of her mother a year ago. Troubled and lost, it is decided she should go to the Bahamas to live with the father she never knew she had. Caught in the difficult realization of having a father, coupled with the adjustment to island culture, she seeks refuge in the discovery of the astonishing gift she has for communicating with dolphins. But when the powers-that-be threaten to close down her father’s dolphin research facility, it is Alyssa and her wild cetacean friend who hold the key.

Dove Review

This movie takes a look at a young girl with some serious problems. Having lost her mother and now living with her grandmother, Alyssa is busy acting out her feelings in unhealthy ways. To add to her emotional roller coaster, her mother lied about her father being dead. This news of a father is a lot to take in for a 14-year-old girl.

Although the beautiful ocean scenery is nice, this movie is lacking. Some of the story lines sit on the back burner and never get resolved. It goes from a troubled young girl getting expelled out of school to a girl that can communicate with dolphins.

Dove cannot approve this for the family due to some inappropriate behavior.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Unmarried couple in bed together; comment regarding the relationship having " fringe benefits." A girl hands a condom to her grandmother and implies that Grandmother "dates" a lot of men.
Language: H-1, Fricken-1
Violence: None.
Drugs: A 14-year-old girl seen smoking pot and drinking alcohol; alcohol consumed by other people, man drunk, young girl drunk.
Nudity: Attire worn in the Bahamas.
Other: Young girl was lied to by mother who passed away; parents of girl never married; father living with young woman.


Company: Monterey Media
Producer: Susan Johnson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe