If you haven’t gone to see Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory in theaters yet, you’ve either been living under a sand dollar, or you’re just in need of an intervention.
In this clip, baby Dory doesn’t actually tell you why you should go find her in theaters, but let me do that for you.
- It’s a tale of hope & triumph in the wake of tragedy and tribulations. It’s a lesson I know I needed at this season in my life, but also one that all children need to learn, sooner rather than later.
- It’s a story of family and unconditional love. Not everyone has felt unconditional love. So many people love with condition. I’ll do THIS for you if you do THAT for me. Or they lord it over you that they love you. This isn’t unconditional love, but Finding Dory is full of unconditional love. It opens the conversation with your children that while I may not always see you, or I may not always like what you’ve done, or through your differences, I’ll always love you unabashedly.
- It will make you laugh. Ellen DeGeneres voices Dory in this follow-up to Finding Nemo and just as you would expect, she’s flipping hilarious. That doesn’t mean there isn’t some serious emotion going on in this movie. I had to use a butter-soaked napkin at least once (maybe twice) during the movie. *sniff*sniff* I realize the world is a really heavy place right now, but it’s OK to take a break and remember that there is good in the world.
- It’s a work of art. The movie takes place in some of the most diverse underwater systems, and each one is created perfectly in its own image (I stole that line from a famous book). The colors are vibrant where necessary and dull where they should be, and combined with the score and the voice acting, it’s just a really well done work of art.
I feel like there are so many other reasons you should go see this masterfully created movie, but if the reasons above aren’t enough to motivate you, send me your address and I’ll come take you to the theater myself.