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Michelle
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posted 04 August 2003 11:07 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Took my 4 year-old son to see it at the theatre last night. It was so much fun to watch it with him!

There were a few pretty scary parts though - sharks came up out of nowhere to scare the fish (not to mention the audience - I jumped a few times myself!) and my son cried out, but wouldn't tear his eyes away from the screen for all that.

He absolutely loved the movie, despite the scary parts. Oh, and Ellen Degeneres was really, really funny as Dory. Yeah, I know. I never found her very funny before, but in this one, she was great.

And yeah, I know it's Disney. Oh well. It was still fun. And funny.


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beluga2
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posted 05 August 2003 04:45 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Haven't seen it myself yet, but my 4-year-old nephew is completely bonkers for Finding Nemo -- he's already seen it twice, goes around reciting dialogue, & even has Finding Nemo running shoes. Plus he insists on plunking every plastic fish he can get his hands on into the bathtub with him.

If he's bothered by the scary bits, he's never mentioned it.

Since he's in town this week, I'll probably take him to see it again. (Which gives me an excuse to see it too. )

(BTW, I hear it just bumped one of the Lord of the Rings movies to become one of the Top 10 highest-grossing films of all time.)

(P.S. -- are there any belugas in it? )

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Michelle
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posted 05 August 2003 08:21 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Unfortunately, no, no belugas.

There are all sorts of great lines in it that made me laugh out loud. My son didn't get all the jokes, but he enjoyed it thoroughly anyhow.

What I really liked about it is that there wasn't a "princess" saved by a "prince", and they didn't make the girl fish "girly" or the guy fish "built" the way they often do in Disney movies. Since it's all about fish, there weren't any pencil-thin waists along with barbie-boobs, etc. I didn't find anything to be politically outraged about.

Dory stole the show (that's Degeneres' character). She was really excellent.


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Alix
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posted 05 August 2003 10:37 AM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I had so much fun with Finding Nemo. Although the shark scared ME, so I wasn't sure how well younger children would like that particular part.

My favourite joke was the seagulls: "Mine?"

And Ellen DeGeneres really did steal the movie.


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posted 05 August 2003 10:50 AM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh! oh! oh! I loooooooved Finding Nemo. I saw it at the theatre with my BF on a Thursday night, I think, and the place was packed with grown ups!! Everybody loves it, it seems!

I really like how good Pixar movies are for fleshing out a whole world for their characters. I'm a big fan of Toy Story (I and II, I'm not picky) and Monsters Inc. etc. They just make it all so real, and find such ingeneous ways to illustrate the context for the plot (which is usually only a vehicle for all the funny jokes).

I liked the seagulls too, and I really liked all the little kid fish. Especially the little puffy pink ones that ink. Heeheehee.

Soooo good. Would have been fun to see it with a little kid I bet.


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beluga2
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posted 05 August 2003 11:22 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Unfortunately, no, no belugas.

Oh well, I guess it still might be worth seeing...


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Mishei
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posted 05 August 2003 01:09 PM      Profile for Mishei     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I took my 8 year old to see Nemo. I wasn't prepared to even like the movie. But it won me over hook line and sinker (oops sorry lol).

The Pixar animation was impecable, the story moving and meaningful. It gave my son and I much to talk about.

In a summer of pretty bad movies this shines like the sun.


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Mandos
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posted 05 August 2003 01:11 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've never seen the movie, but when I visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the clownfish tank was mobbed constantly by little kids squeaking "NEEMO! NEEEEEEMOOO! NEEEEMO!"
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 05 August 2003 01:21 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
sounds like nemo's a candidate with youth appeal, nemo 2004: swimming ahead of the field?
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Michelle
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posted 05 August 2003 10:54 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought I would die laughing when Dory was "speaking Whale".
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Mishei
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posted 08 August 2003 08:52 AM      Profile for Mishei     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
I thought I would die laughing when Dory was "speaking Whale".
Bino...


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Mishei
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posted 08 August 2003 08:53 AM      Profile for Mishei     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mishei:
Bingo...



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Pogo
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posted 08 August 2003 12:37 PM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I enjoyed the sharks and their 10 step program to stop eating fish.
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Hawkins
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posted 11 August 2003 11:53 PM      Profile for Hawkins     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The turtles = rock.

3 teenage kids in a half filled theatre of kids and their parents laughing their asses off is a sight to see .

It was a great film.


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Timebandit
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posted 12 August 2003 02:09 AM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We saw it with Ms B (almost 6) and Ms T (2 1/2) -- Ms T's first big theatre movie. They both loved it. We now have a goldfish who has been renamed Nemo.

Ditto on the speaking whale... The kids were interested, but I just about died laughing.


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DrConway
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posted 12 August 2003 02:29 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heehee. I saw it a couple days ago and had some good laughs. I'm looking forward to the DVD so I can watch it with subtitles and catch everything I didn't quite hear in the theater.
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beluga2
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posted 04 September 2003 11:08 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Finally took my 4-year-old nephew to see this -- never got around to it the last time he was in town. Very enjoyable movie! My nephew sat rapt the whole time, even though this was the SIXTH time he's seen it -- I can't think of anything else that could get him to sit still for two solid hours!

Very funny! I just about split a gut over the seagulls -- "Mine! Mine! Mine!"

Amazing animation too.

As for the "scary bits": my nephew warned me about them beforehand, so I didn't get too frightened!


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posted 07 September 2003 10:38 PM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Before I went I thought it would be a schmaltzy film, boy was I surprised. It was great. Very sharp and witty. The scenes with the dentist and his patients were hilarious.

I like the shrimp’s reply when asked not to clean the tank, ”I will resist!”


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