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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Review of "Finding Nemo (DVD)"

published 30/09/2009 | claribella
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"Two films for the price of one!"

Noah has a collection of films that he loves and watches over and over again (when I let him!). Finding Nemo is in this collection and I think I must have seen it around a million times by now so I feel that I am qualified in writing this review.

The film is about a little clown fish called Nemo who, one day gets snatched from the ocean by a dentist. He is placed in a fish tank with other breeds of fish where he makes friends and they hatch a plan to escape together. On the other side of the ocean his dad goes on a frantic search for him and in his travels he meets some lovable characters including Dori who suffers from short term memory loss. Will Nemo escape from the tank and return to his home in the ocean? Will Marlin find his son and learn a lesson? Well you'll have to watch it and see because there are no spoilers here.

The thing I love about this film is the fact that you are getting two stories for the price of one. It flits between Nemo and his forming friendship with the other fish in the tank and Marlin (Nemo's dad) and his huge adventure across the ocean. Although this might sound like it could be confusing, it really isn't. Obviously the main market for this animation is children so it can't be too confusing or they might not understand it.

The other great thing about Finding Nemo is that there are some very obvious lessons for children to learn whilst watching. For instance Marlin is very over protective of his son and doesn't let him do a lot of things because of the experiences he had before Nemo was born. The film pushes the point that if you take a risk it can pay off and stepping out of your comfort zones is good sometimes.

This one of those films that appeals to my child side but it also has some adult humour added here and there like most animations these days. I suppose they do this to make the film more bearable to the amount of adults that have to watch it with their children but in my opinion it entertains very well without this.

Although, like most films, it is based around a few main characters there are other sea creatures that put in an appearance along the way. All of the creatures are very unique and some are really funny.

The funny thing about this film is the fact that I laugh at the same bits every time I watch it. I know particular scenes are coming but it still makes me laugh every single time which is brilliant. With a lot of films I do find that I can only watch it once because it gets a little bit repetitive and boring but I can honestly say that I am still not bored of this one despite watching it well over 20 times.

The only downside to this film is that there is a scene at the beginning that is a bit scary and over the top that I don't feel comfortable letting Noah watch it by himself.

Over all this film is one of those classics that I'm sure will appeal to kids, generation after generation. If you haven't seen it then you should definitely watch it. If you think you are too old for this type of thing then think again! I guarantee that you will feel as stupid as I did when I am moved emotionally by a cartoon fish!


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  • paulpry118 published 03/10/2009
    My daughter was told the Nemo story at pre school and kept going on about Nemo so we got her the DVD and for some reason she refuses to watch it
  • TheHairyGodmother published 01/10/2009
    Super review, well written, informative and very helpful to the consumer.
  • Amy69 published 30/09/2009
    Love this x
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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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