Film Review: ‘Finding Dory’ Essentially Finds Its Sweet Spot

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CHICAGO – Pixar’s sequel to its underwater animated tearjerker “Finding Nemo” isn’t quite in the same league, but “Finding Dory” is satisfying all the same. This time the story focuses on Marlin and Nemo’s forgetful friend Dory, as she searches for the family she can’t quite remember. Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Dory (voiced again by Ellen DeGeneres) embarks on a trip back across the ocean – when she has a sudden flashback – and remembers something about her parents. Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo come along for the ride, to help keep the forgetful fish on the right track. While the action starts in the open ocean, the animation of Pixar has changed up the scenery this time too, trading the undersea life for a scenic aquarium on the California coast.

When they arrive at the aquarium, “Finding Dory” becomes part prison break and part heist movie as Dory and company try to find a way to get inside to find her family. When she gets swooped up by animal conservationists and put in quarantine, Marlin and Nemo must try to formulate a plan to get her out.

”Finding Dory” opens everywhere on June 17th, in 3D and regular screenings. See local listings for 3D showings. Featuring the voices Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Bill Hader, Idris Elba and Sigourney Weaver. Screenplay by Andrew Stanton. Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane. Rated “PG

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Ellen DeGeneres is the Voice of the Title Character in ‘Finding Dory’
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