“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”
Not only is that a funny song that is now stuck in your head after reading it, it is also the main message of the story. “Finding Dory” is the sequel to the much loved Disney/Pixar film “Finding Nemo”. What started as more of a running joke in the first movie, kicks things off this time.
We know Dory suffers from short-term memory loss. When Marlin first met her, she said “It runs in my family. At least, I think it does. Where are those guys?” That is the question she wants answered. Lots of laughs and excitement fill the adventure.
In a way that few filmmakers could do, Pixar manages to teach something without making a big monologue of it. Dory’s situation is really a form of a learning difference, or “intellectual disability”. Her friends respect the reality of the issue, but more importantly, they respect Dory. You’ll see that not only can these individuals function, they can lead. All of us at World Wide Blog Of Movies are very active volunteers with Special Olympics Vermont so it is so great to see something so mainstream taking an approach to this topic.
All the returning characters are all voiced by the original actors and of course they do a great job. Ellen Degeneres portrays the title character, Dory. The comedic timing is better than ever, but she also brings a depth to the character that we hadn’t seen before. Until then, they haven’t lost their touch.
No spoilers here, but I will suggest that you stay until the end of the credits. You’ll be glad you did.
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