Finding Dory -a fintastic family movie

Have you ever felt like there is something important you should be remembering but you just can’t? It happens to me all the time, and I’m quite sure I am not the only one. So what happens when Dory, everyone’s favourite forgetful fish, finally starts remembering that thing that she keeps forgetting?

13 years after the release of Finding Nemo, Disney Pixar returns us to the sea with Nemo, Marlin and Dory. This time,though, they are all living and existing happily together. One day, Dory has a sudden memory of her family, that she has a family, and decides that against all odds, she needs to find them. This quest takes her (and all of us along with her), on another adventure across the ocean. 

Along the way, we run into familiar characters and make some new friends. 

Hank, a grouchy and rough on the outside but not so bad on the inside septopus (yes, I did say septopus) was one of our favourites, and he was in Q’s favourite parts of the movie. Every time I asked him what his favourite part was, he told me something that involved Hank. I admit, he was one of my favourites too! Who doesn’t like a master of camouflage, really?

Another new friend we meet is Becky. She was my other favourite, simply for her “get ‘er done” attitude and slightly off the wall but true to herself behaviour. She was the source of many laughs. 

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It obviously wouldn’t be any sort of adventure if Dory was able to find her parents easily, would it? Through the story, we get a really good look at what makes Dory, well, Dory. We learn about her childhood in bits and pieces, and how she came to run into Marlin. We learn what makes her tick, and, as she remembers bits and parts of her past life, why she is the way she is. 

Oh, and there are sea lions too. 

We were really fortunate to get to see the film before opening day, and we all LOVED it. Q and I can’t wait to go back, and he is hoping to take his best girl friend to see it as well. It was well worth the wait, although I must say that I’m a bit shocked that it has been that long. It can’t possibly be! The music was amazing, the visuals stunning, and it was pretty much perfect in our eyes. Like Finding Nemo before it, there is one small part that might be a bit intense for very little ones,but overall, it is a pretty gentle film that would be suitable for pretty much anyone. 

Love is a really powerful thing, and even though you may not know exactly why you are called to something, if you trust in yourself and your feelings, you will probably find the reason why. We laughed, we may have shed a tear or two, and we left feeling uplifted and happy. When you do see it, here is a little tip – be sure to stay till the very end. Trust me on this.

Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

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