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Finding Nemo Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alexander Gould, Erica Beck, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Geoffrey Rush

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Finding Nemo is an animated story about a little fish who is learning to find himself. In one of his first trips away from home, Nemo is suddenlly swept out of his salty home, captured by man and dropped into a dentist office fish tank. The bulk of the story is Nemo's father searching for his son all over the ocean. In the process he meets many new friends and some enemies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Becky Mann



When Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) loses his wife and most of his children to a hungry barracuda, he swears to protect the remaining child, Nemo, so that nothing ever happens to him. When Nemo is finally old enough for school, Marlin has a hard time letting go and embarrasses Nemo in front of his friends, spurring Nemo to go and touch a boat close to the reef. Before Marlin can chew Nemo out for disobeying him, Nemo is captured by a scuba diver and taken away. Marlin tries to follow the boat, but quickly loses it and is forced to rely on a fish named Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), who has short-term memory loss, to show him where it went. Meanwhile, Nemo is learning all about dentistry in his new home in an aquarium in a fish tank in Sydney. As Nemo tries to help the other fish escape back to the ocean, Marlin must overcome his fears and fight his way past hungry sharks, fearsome fish in deep trenches, stinging jellyfish, whales, pelicans and stupid seagulls. Along the way, Marlin will come to learn the value of friendship and that, if you protect your children from everything, they will never get to experience anything - good or bad....

I would have to say that this is my favorite Pixar film yet. I laughed my way through the whole movie and still laugh every time I see it. Dory was by far my favorite character, (her short-term memory loss makes her absolutely hilarious!) but Pixar took the time to study and make all of the characters memorable. I am always impressed by their attention to detail and simple, yet meaningful plots. This is one of those rare films that both adults and children of all ages can truly enjoy. However, I would like to say that children of the ages of 3 and under sometimes get really scared while they are watching this film, as there are some dark scenes and sudden movements by the monster fish. Still, I would say that this one is definitely a buy for anyone - I am 27 and it is one of my favorites!
The review of this Movie prepared by Debbie



A clown fish named Marlin has tragically lost his wife, and now his son Nemo was taken by some scuba-divers. He meets up with a blue tang fish named Dory who has short-term memory loss and can't remember anything. Marlin and Dory search the whole ocean meeting 3 sharks, a pelican, a school of fish, jellyfish, sea turtles, whales and sea gulls. Meanwhile, Nemo is inside a fish tank in a dentist's office and is soon going to be given to the dentist's niece as a present except the last fish that was given to her went belly-up.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brittany Wheeler



Marlin is a widower clownfish who is overprotective of his son, Nemo, who has an underdeveloped fin. Nemo is captured by divers and Marlin, together with a forgetful Hippo tang named Dory, must brave the ocean to find his son. Meanwhile, Nemo has made friends with the other fish in his prison, an aquarium in a dentist's office. Under the leadership of a Moorish Idol named Gill, the group strives to reunite Nemo with his dad and ultimately gain their own freedom.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katie Malone



A fish named Marlin sets out on a quest to rescue his son Nemo. He is accompanied by a lovable yet forgetful fish named Dory.
The review of this Movie prepared by Josh Feldman








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Script Analysis of Finding Nemo

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   fish If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Animal talks?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   animal Profession/status:    -   unemployed

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   lost at sea    -   scuba under    -   feeding sharks    -   river City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10

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