Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the M...more
Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. less
“The cuteness of this extremely entertaining film will make you want to watch it again and again!”
For all the believers of non-feasibility of a sequel to the epic Finding Nemo, including me; Finding Dory punches straight in the face emerging better than its predecessor. That proves that Pixar can do anything enormous and engaging with the marine world.
After the events of Finding Nemo, Marlin, Nemo and Dory are happy in their reef and, suddenly, Dory recollects glimpses of her past and family across the ocean in California, and recalls how she was playing and struggling with her short-term memory loss. She asks Marlin and Nemo to embark on an adventurous journey to find her parents. Marlin resists initially but later on gives up to the request of Nemo.
Finding Dory is about Dory’s quest for her parents, and in this journey, she meets a bunch of interesting sea animals – Hank, the octopus, Destiny, the whale, Bailey, the echolocation expert, and many others. The film has crazy action alongside preaching on family values and the essence of life. The weird characters with their share of strengths and weaknesses add to the colorful mix. To take it to the next level, director Andrew Stanton finishes it off with the sea animals driving a truck to rescue them.
At the outset, the story may look shallow but dives into deep waters as the characters and their problems keep surmounting. There are multiple flashbacks to show the bonding of Dory with her parents and how they taught all the lessons of life. The visual brilliance keeps you hooked all the way; however, the core of the movie lies in its philosophy and the string of chance happenings and crazy associations.
The writer/director adds soul and spice to the cool lines of the sea creatures. These words add a lot of depth to the narrative and make your hearts heavy. The little baby Dory is adorable and overloaded with cuteness. Finding Dory is so much of marine poetry and poignancy rolled into a visually appealing spectacle.