FINDING NEMO [2003] movie review

December 31, 2011 · Print This Article

This was not my first viewing of FINDING NEMO, but that initial one was in non-ideal viewing circumstances, so this was essentially my first time. This formally completes the Pixar film library for me. Even though two of the main characters are extraordinarily annoying for different reasons, there was enough humor and secondary character diversity and adventure to make this Pixar film standout from other CGI family fare.

Albert Brooks as overprotective clown fish father Marlin was very annoying. His voice and voice acting style were grating. Then there is Dory who is more irritating than annoying as she cannot remember anything and just acts goofy all the time. There scenes together dragged. Luckily, the story is split between that one and the one where Marlin’s lost son, Nemo, is trapped in an aquarium in a dentist’s office with much more tolerable fish characters.


Highlights for me were the twist on the portrayal of sharks, the surfer dude turtles in the E.A.C., and the spot on personalities for background characters like spider crabs, a random school of fish and sea gulls.


Hopefully, FINDING NEMO also got a few kids and adults to stop eating fish out of fear of hurting a real life Nemo.


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