There’s something about Disney movies that make a person feel like a little kid again. For many a moviegoer, Disney provided their first experience at a theater. I remember the first time I went to see a movie. I was three years old and I went to see The Little Mermaid with my parents and little brother. It was the beginning of a long lasting love of movies. Now, it’s no surprise that every time I see an animated film in the theater I am reminded of that fist fateful trip to the cinema. Recently, Disney and Pixar took me back under the sea for another great movie that is sure to become just as classic as The Little Mermaid. This movie, Finding Nemo, is the story of a single clown fish father, Marlin, who is out to find his son, Nemo, after the little fish swims out into the big ocean on his own and gets captured by a diver. Along with Dory, a fish with a short-term memory problem, Marlin braves sharks, jellyfish, monsters, and a whole sea of challenges in order to find his only son.
Finding Nemo is an incredibly sweet and touching movie that is very funny as well. The graphics are amazing. I kind of forgot that I was watching a cartoon. I’d recommend this movie to audiences of all ages. It has a good story for older viewers and entertainment value that will keep the attention of younger viewers. On top of that, Finding Nemo is adorable and a lot of fun.
If, however, one were up for something a little more mature (just a little), I’d check out the 60’s style romantic comedy Down With Love starring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger. This four star (err…fish?) movie tells the story of Barbara Novak (Zellweger, Chicago), the woman who has created a world wide anti-romance revolution with her new book Down With Love. Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor, Black Hawk Down), a reporter for a men’s magazine is out to bring Barbara down and prove that all women really do want love by making Novak fall in love with him. As the trailers say, this movie is an old fashioned romance with a twist. It turns out that the twist is the movie’s hysterically biting sense of humor and tongue in cheek attitude toward the topic of love. It practically spoofs itself. Down With Love is a laugh out loud comedy that manages to be stylish yet tacky at the same time by pulling some jokes likely to be seen in Austin Powers movies. I highly recommend this movie for a fun girls’ night out.
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