Finding Nemo Sunday, 22 September 2019

Finding Nemo

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Some scenes may frighten small children.

  • The pitch:

    A fishy tale that will catch you hook, line and sinker.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Bill Hunter, Barry Humphries, Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Raft, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson

  • Directed by:

    Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Fish and shark attacks; sharp movements and bitey teeth are seen. Fish accidentally bump into other fish, objects. Darkness and soundtrack create feeling of tension, peril. Torpedo, submerged mines, explosion. A tooth is pulled with excessive force. Fish are eaten by a whale, pelican. A man hits his head. Blood/gore: Damaged roe membrane. Scars, scratches seen on fish. A shark inhales a small amount of blood. Fish skeleton. A shark has a hook in his face.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Novocaine is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling, teasing. Butt.

  • THEMES:

    Family, father-son relationships, friendship, trust, forgiveness, determination, first day of school, helicopter parenting, independence, disability, dares, memory loss, estrangement, initiation rites, patience, tolerance, pride, the grapevine, bravery, taking chances, leap of faith, trawling, fishing, role reversal, adventure, vegetarianism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Underwater (reef and ocean) settings. Dental clinic setting. Wife/mother and unborn offspring are (presumed) eaten. Son tells father he hates him. A father thinks his son, his friend is dead. Estranged family and estranged father (mentioned). Dentist's chair, dental procedures, dental tools are seen and discussed. Toilet. Bubbles. Bird poo. Gagging. Fart, stomach pain, vomit (mentioned). Dead fish seen in photograph. Flash photography and fast editing creates strobe effect. MARINE LIFE (includes): Clown fish, barracuda, blue tang, anglerfish, moonfish, plankton, krill, Moorish idol, pufferfish, starfish, royal gramma, yellow tang, blacktail humbug, cleaner shrimp, brown pelican, great white shark, hammerhead shark, mako shark, green turtle, seahorse, spotted eagle ray, jellyfish, seagulls, blue whale, grouper, coral, anemone, reef fish, crabs, sponges, butterfly fish, angel fish, algae, swordfish, dolphins, sea cucumber, mollusc.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Breathtakingly beautiful. Outstanding vocal performances. Very funny for children and adults. Exciting, exhilarating and inventive.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Frightening for small children.

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