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'Finding Dory' fails to find that 'Nemo' magic, but is still occasionally entertaining

'Finding Dory' fails to find that 'Nemo' magic, but is still occasionally entertaining

Show business legend to the contrary, it’s not every supporting player who can go out there and become a star. Determined Dory, the crowd-pleasing forgetful sidekick in the fish tale “Finding Nemo,” is now front and center in “Finding Dory” and the results are only sporadically encouraging.   

Because no one compensates for a thin concept like the people at Pixar, there is a lot to admire in the animated “Dory,” including stunning undersea visuals and an ocean full of eccentric and engaging aquatic creatures. But, as the 13-year gap between “Nemo” and “Dory” indicates, this was not a...

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