Finding Dory (2016)
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell
Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Written by: Victoria Strouse, Andrew Stanton
Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min
Finding Dory was just the tonic I needed. A break away from the day-to-day turmoil, 24/7 coverage of the ridiculous election, and the crazies around the world who can’t process their feelings without bloodshed.
This is what Pixar does, and keeps doing, time and time again. Popping by our theaters once or twice a year with a beautifully animated, well thought out story the entire family can enjoy. Finding Dory is every bit as good as Finding Nemo, and once again encourages people to look past disabilities, and discover the strengths we all have.
Finding Dory wears its heart on its sleeve, but never once felt overly sappy. It tells a moving story about family and living with disability, but also doesn’t forget to deliver the laughs. The film employs just the right amount of content from the first film, and then moves forward with a great new story and hilarious supporting characters. Recommended.
If you enjoyed Finding Nemo, I think you’ll be happy with Dory’s adventure. It’s sweet, moving and funny, and should be easy to follow even if you haven’t seen Finding Nemo.
Best Moment: << spoiler >>
Dory’s plan to stop traffic later in the film makes use of a gang of cute Otters, and a ‘hug off.’ Hilarious!