Finding Dory is set in the Pacific Ocean, one year after the events of Finding Nemo. Dory, the forgetful Blue Tang, has taken up residence with Marlin and Nemo, the Clownfish from the first film. A series of dreams and events trigger lost memories of her mother and father, and Dory sets off to find them. This leads the trio to California’s Marine Life Institute, a fictional preserve where Dory’s parents live.
RATED: Finding Dory is rated G – Some scenes may scare young children
AUDIENCE: Great for primary aged kids.
WHAT’S GOOD: Finding Dory is a film that puts disability front and centre. We meet Dory, when she’s little more than a fingerling, learning to cope with a challenging mental condition: “My name is Dory … and I suffer from short-term remembory loss.” Those of you who have children facing this battle will also welcome the opportunity to put them in front of a story where they are in the hero’s role.
WHAT’S NOT: The break-in / break-out antics are reminiscent of the first film, though a new array of amusing companions keeps the comedy fresh.
SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: Finding Dory is a fabulous film-choice for the holidays because it not only delivers safe entertainment, it also supplies children with an insight into what it’s like to live with a disability, and how mockery and mere tolerance fall short of the love God requires.
RELEASE DATE: June 16 2016