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Finding Dory (2016)

Review by CJ

Finding Dory

Director:
Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane

Starring:
Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill

Other notable appearances:
Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Andrew Stanton, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney

Running time:
103 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3

 

When Dory (Degeneres) suddenly starts remembering clues about who her parents are, Marlin (Brooks) and Nemo (Rolence) agree to help her find them on a trek that will once again take them across the ocean.

To start with, Finding Dory is preceded by a Pixar short called Piper. It is not only a sweet tale about finding your own way in the world with adorable characters, it is also a visually outstanding short. Definitely try to make it on time for this added gem.

Finding Dory is a whale of a time. As with most Disney•Pixar films, Finding Dory is a heartwarming tale with moments of sadness, happiness and lots of humour.

Personally, my favourite character in Finding Dory is Hank the octopus. He is a crabby loner but has three hearts of pure gold. Fans of Finding Nemo will be thrilled to know that not only are the big three back but several characters from the original film feature in Finding Dory. Make sure to stick around for a group cameo during the credits — it is delightful!

This sequel takes place one year after the events of Finding Nemo. Yet in reality, Finding Dory has been 13 years in the making. The final result is a film with beautiful CGI animation and a solid plot. Overall, Finding Dory has been well worth the wait.

If you enjoy animated films that are big on humour and heart, I highly recommend taking the time to find Dory.

Rating:
5 Stars

“Suck it, bipeds.”

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