What a frustrating film! Never mind the fact that the real Andre was a seal or the voiceover bookends. It's just plain manipulative. Yes, the sea lion is adorable (raspberries & all!) but how the film makes us like him just to put him in mortal danger was so forced. The snow search & gun violence overdo it, but it goes too far w/ Billy The Seal Hater (who's all pitchfork & anger issues).