FINDING DORY (G)
US, 96 minutes
While Pixar did craft one of the greatest sequels ever – Toy Story 3 – in recent years, its follow-up form ( Cars 2,
Monsters University) has been passable at best. Thanks to impeccable production values and top-flight voiceover performances, Finding Dory swims strongly through better-than-average waters. Though a notch beneath its classic predecessor, Finding Nemo, lively pacing and an inspired finale are sure to leave viewers of all ages perfectly happy. The story takes place a year after the search-andrescue mission that brought young Nemo (voiced by Hayden Rolence) back into the family fold. Nemo and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks) are now lending a helping fin to their forgetful friend Dory ( above, Ellen DeGeneres), who has remembered she has two long-lost parents to be reunited with. This is a good, solid G-rated experience that should be kept near the top of every family’s must-see list.