Finding Nemo (DVD)

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Finding Nemo (DVD)

FINDING NEMO, directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, follows Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), an overprotective clown fish father, as he despera...

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"Fish Are Friends,, Not Food"

Call me a big kid but this has to be my favourite film of all time. Finding Nemo has to be another masterful piece of family entertainment from Pixar, who created films such as A Bugs Life, Toy Story, Incredibles, etc.

Plot

Marlin, the clown fish from the great barrier reef has lost his son in the ocean. One day he is captured by divers and taken to Sydney, where Nemo is kept in a fish tank in the dentists room. Nemo's father Marlin searches the entire ocean for him and the story is all about Marlin finding his son and Nemo trying to escape from the fish tank.

About The Film

Finding Nemo consists of two stories in parallel, one is a quest and the other is an escape story. Both stories begin at home on the reef, where Marlin obsesses over Nemo, his only remaining family as a result of a predator killing his wife and all but one of their eggs. Nemo is sick of his father's over-protectiveness and ventures beyond the reefs "drop off" into open water. When Nemo does this he is taken by divers and finds himself in a tank in a dentist's surgery in Sydney. Whilst Nemo is there, he's befriended by the other residents of the tank, including Gill who is the leader of the tank community who's constantly planning escape plans. They other fish in the tank are a good bunch but Nemo is depressed and to make it worse for him he is due to become a pet to the dentist's sadistic "fish killer" niece, so the escape plans become more desperate. However, Marlin doesn't know this and has to race against time.

As Marlin's quest starts he meets Dory, a thoroughly forgetful blue tang fish. Whilst they are on their quest they find a mask that was dropped by one of the divers who have taken Nemo and the pair head for an address in Sydney. So the pair then meet three Aussie Sharks, who have a self-help collective where they get together to renew their vows, which is "Fish are friends, not food". Then they encounter a shoal that does impressions by forming the shapes of things, including poor, miserable Marlin himself, becoming an arrow to point them to the East Australian Current. Whilst travelling to the ECA a more dangerous situation arises when the pair find themselves in the thick of a mass of jellyfish, relief is then provided by a group of turtles riding the current. Finally, when Marlin and Dory reach Sydney they are helped by a pelican called Nigel who helps them get to Nemo.

Cast

- Albert Brooks - Marlin
- Ellen DeGeneres - Dory
- Alexander Gould - Nemo
- Willem Dafoe - Gill
- Brad Garret - Bloat
- Alison Janney - Peach
- Austin Pendleton - Gurgle
- Stephen Root - Bubbles
- Vicki Lewis - Deb/Flo
- Joe Ranft - Jacques
- Geoffrey Rush - Nigel
- Andrew Stanton - Crush
- Elizabeth Perkins - Coral
- Nicholas Bird - Squirt
- Bob Peterson - Mr. Ray

Overall

Overall, I feel that Pixar has come up trumps again. The well cast film offers gorgeous visuals thanks to the underwater setting, an exciting adventure for kids, sly humour for adults and some interesting moral points to ponder. Overall I love this film and it's definitely one for the family it's ideal for young kids and big kids.

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  • blackmagicstar4 published 03/02/2009
    Love this film- good review x
  • majeedkazi published 09/09/2008
    I enjoyed this movie..Great Review
  • watkins11 published 08/09/2008
    Spectactular animation, I love the Turtles!
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Product Information : Finding Nemo (DVD)

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FINDING NEMO, directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, follows Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), an overprotective clown fish father, as he desperately searches the sea for his missing son, Nemo (Alexander Gould). Marlin's journey leads him beyond the Great Barrier Reef into deeper and darker waters, where he meets Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a forgetful yet optimistic blue tang, and a number of not-so-friendly--and often very hungry--aquatic creatures. Meanwhile, little Nemo finds himself in a dentist's fish tank in Sydney, Australia, along with other underwater captives, including Gill (Willem Dafoe), the group's scarred Moorish idol leader. As Nemo works with his new friends on a plan to escape their tank, Marlin and Dory swim closer, but they'll need more than just fins to get into the dentist's office.<BR>This fifth computer-animated outing by Pixar continues the company's remarkable winning streak that began with TOY STORY. Like other Pixar films, FINDING NEMO features a story with heart--this time, a father-and-son tale--and thoroughly charming leads--in this case, Marlin, Nemo, and Dory. And, of course, there's an army of fascinating supporting characters, including Bruce (Barry Humphries), a great white shark on a no-fish diet; Crush (director/screenwriter Stanton), a surfer-dude sea turtle; Peach (Allison Janney), a stuck-to-the-aquarium starfish; and Nigel (Geoffrey Rush), a bold pelican. However, what truly distinguishes NEMO from even its CGI cousins is its stunning depiction of aquatic life, from the colourful creatures on a coral reef to a blue whale on the vast expanse of the open ocean. By combining the aesthetic of a National Geographic marine life documentary with clever jokes and Hitchcock references, NEMO succeeds in its bid to up the ante for animated films yet again. And be sure to watch the credits or you just might miss something!

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO; WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINM

Release date: 27/02/2004

No of Discs: 1, 2

Catalogue No: D 881232, BED 888895

Barcode: 5017188812320, 5017188888950

Languages

Main Language: English

Technical Information

Animated: Animated

Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English French Spanish

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

Special Features: Audio Commentary, Behind The Scenes, Unseen Footage, Interviews

Professional Reviews

Review: A sparkling treasure trove of snappy comedy, lush visuals and breakneck action. (Entertainment Weekly, 2011-04-11)<br><br>A thing of beauty, hugely entertaining and way cool (Rolling Stone, 2011-04-11)<br><br>NEMO creates an awe-inducing sense of the infinite in its watery visuals (Sight and Sound, 2011-04-11)<br><br>A buoyant adventure [...] Notable first for its spectacularly colorful underwater setting, which gives the picture one of the most striking visual backdrops ever seen in an animated film (Variety, 2011-04-11)<br><br>

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