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‘Nemo’ swims away with hearts


Sareen Kellzi, 15, of Glendale is in the 10th grade at Clark

Magnet High School.

“Finding Nemo” is the latest computer-animated film to hit movie


theaters from Disney/Pixar. The movie is about an overprotective

clownfish, Marlin, and the extreme lengths he ventures to rescue his

abducted son, Nemo. Along the way, Marlin comes across many zany

characters, ranging from the forgetful Dory, who accompanies him


through the whole quest, to surfer-like Crush, the sea turtle. The

movie takes place in the Great Barrier Reef and is full of amazing

and lifelike scenery.

I really liked this movie. It had just the right amount of

heart-touching moments, but was balanced by action and a lot of humor

as well. Children will enjoy watching all the different and colorful

fish and the predicaments Marlin and Dory get into on their rescue



Everyone can relate to the movie through either the bonds of

parenthood or more commonly those of friendship and trust. Parents

will probably enjoy all the remarkable backgrounds and will be able

to relate to Marlin and his ordeal. Teenagers like myself, will also

be satisfied with the wide range of entertainment the movie has to

offer. “Finding Nemo” is a nonstop, underwater adventure that will

succeed in delivering enjoyment to all.



Carin Kellzi, 12, of Glendale is a sixth-grader at Armenian

Sisters’ Academy and sister of fellow critic Sareen Kellzi.

Disney’s newest animated film, “Finding Nemo,” is about a young

clownfish, Nemo, who gets caught by a diver and ends up in a mean

dentist’s aquarium tank. Nemo’s father, Marlin, and his new forgetful

friend, Dory, go on an exciting journey to find Nemo.

I really liked this movie. It was much more than I had expected.

It had its funny and sad moments, just to please everyone. The bright

colors of the fish and the backgrounds were very well done and very

realistic. It felt like I was actually with Marlin traveling across

the ocean and trying to find Nemo.

My favorite parts were when Marlin and Dory came across the three

sharks and many of the other sea creatures throughout the movie. This

movie is very emotional, yet fun.

Overall, on a scale of one to 10, I would give it a 10. I would

strongly recommend “Finding Nemo” to any family with children who

wants to have a few laughs, and also gain a valuable lesson, which is

no matter how hard you try to protect your children, someday they all

have to grow up.

“Finding Nemo” is rated G.

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