There's more to Dory than just whale talk, you know. Everyone's favorite animated blue tang fish from Pixar has really got it going on. She's funny, she's kind, she's clever. OK, she might not be great at remembering people, but she's not too shabby at getting people to remember her. And while she might not be a mom, these nine parenting lessons from Finding Dory prove she knows how to be a parent.
(Ahoy — spoilers ahead for 'Finding Dory!')
I took my niece to see Finding Doryon Friday, where we both enjoyed an excellent combination of popcorn/candy and a good cry. While Finding Dory is as funny as you might expect, relying on such hilarious voice talents as Ellen DeGeneres (if you don't know who she is, I have to wonder where you've been?), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), and Kristin Olsen (Sweet Dee from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) to name just a few. But beyond being funny, it's sort of tender and heartbreaking too. Like, my niece and I hugging like it's end-of-days kind of heartbreaking. Because somehow those talking, animated fish really nail human frailty, you know?
Marlin, Nemo, Dory, and the gang understand what it is to need each other, to lose each other... and to find each other again. So here are a few tips they taught this girl along the way. Come along on this voyage, won't you?