Finding Dory

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Delightful sequel promotes teamwork; some sadness, scares.

PG 2016 103 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 102 reviews

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age 10+

Not like the pictures, sad and depressing

All the ads and posters are nothing like the actual movie. It's sad, dark, tragic and constantly asks the question "Can Dory make it in life with her disability? How will she survive?" and has many hopeless scenes. A few curse words almost said get cut off. Nemo is barely in this, at all. No cute or funny characters. Also drags on, mostly nothing happens as it moves so slow. End gets a bit disturbing, though it works out. Lots of anxiety situations. Definitely not for those who have lost a family member, or child with disability. It will make then feel bad, even if they don't want to admit it. Just goes too far multiple times.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 6+

A Wonderful Watery Adventure

I am going to be honest, I did NOT like Finding Nemo. I don't really know why, but it never clicked with me. On the other hand, Finding Dory was much better. Again, I cant really explain why, but it was. Everything from the animation, to the plot, to the emotional ending made this movie pretty great. Its also a little surprising how a PG, animated movie can deal with some pretty heavy mental and emotional subjects, and still maintain a light feel. Fortunately, the movie is great for adults as well as kids, and I would highly recommend this to fans of animated movies. It definitely lives up to the Pixar reputation.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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