I orginally saw this movie in theatres. thats when Allijah Woods was still a teen heart throb, now he's a hobbit in lord of the rings. flipper is based on a tv series and made into a movie but with more well known actors. its ok. predictable and if you love sea life or when animals befriend humans this is your movie. the back ground is very seren and i must admit their are some good parts of the movie that make you laugh.