Finding Dory Review

Finding DoryBY: MALICK MERCIER

The waves of happiness left after Disney’s, Finding Nemo were reignited on June 17th when Finding Dory made its debut in theaters. I went to the Linden Multiplex Cinemas and saw the heartwarming, magical movie.

In Finding Nemo, Dory helped Nemo’s father find his son. However, in this tale, Dory is looking for her parents, and while on the mission she ends up discovering herself. The only thing in her way is her short-term memory loss. I found myself laugh-ing alongside a school of fish on the big screen as Dory explained her condition, the only thing she somehow can’t forget.

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar brought together directors, Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane to create the film which has a 7.9/10 rating on IMDb – “the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content.” Ellen DeGeneres reprised her role as the voice of Dory, and Albert Brooks continued to add the chords to Marlin, Nemo’s father. The film has been critically acclaimed and that could be due to the refurbished plot that brought moviegoers into Finding Dory auditoriums.

While on a school field trip with the famous stingray Mr. Ray, voiced by Bob Peterson; and his students, Dory’s memory is triggered by a dangerous current that swept her away from her family. Nemo and his friends are warned to stay away. This ushers Dory into the unforgettable journey of finding her parents.

In the end, I walked away with not only a newfound love for cute baby fish, but a quest to discover what my dreams are, and to succeed in them. Whether a doctor labels you with an incurable disease, or a teacher tells you that you’ll never understand something – you can do it. You can do anything, and in this movie Dory proves that after being faced with rip tides of adversity. The movie was inspiring, motivating, and encouraging. Most importantly, it serves as a reminder to do what you need to do, in order to get where you want to be.

Photo Courtesy of: Disney