CINEMA: GO FISH

WILLY--NO, FLIPPER!--IS BACK, AND ELIJAH WOOD'S GOT HIM

You may think you've seen this film before, a few years ago, when it was called Free Willy, and you dozed in your seat as your child sat rapt in communion with a lonely lad and his pet whale. Now it's Flipper, a remake of the 1963 film that spawned two sequels and a TV series. But it's still the same primal kitsch: boy finds dolphin, boy loves dolphin, adults wonder what's the big deal with the boy and his dolphin. Jeez! Adults don't understand anything.

In director Alan Shapiro's script, Sandy (Elijah Wood) is a virtual orphan, with his generation's...

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