June 18, 2003

We finally got to go see Finding Nemo! And there was only one yowling kid in the whole theater! Zero would have been better, but one is definitely better than 100. Regardless of the kid and a raging migraine, I managed to enjoy Finding Nemo quite a bit. I should know better than to go to the movies right after work…

My husband definitely loved it as well – I’m pretty sure he left a wet spot in his seat. See, his love of reefs knows no bounds. Have I ever told you about the fish tank he bought me for Christmas one year? No? Well, let me sum it up for you – we now have 3 saltwater fish tanks, he works at a fish store and he installs and maintains tanks in his spare time. He is the fish master. He is my Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo. Seriously. We even have a clownfish living in an
anemone – check him out to the right.


Before the film, we were treated to one of Pixar’s first shorts – Knick Knack. It was really cute, but obviously spruced up for re-release. One drawback – Bobby McFerrin makes me want to kill, not get happy.

For some reason, I was convinced that Marlin was voiced by Jason Alexander. Until I saw Albert Brooks in the credits, I was picturing Marlin as George Costanza. Even so, Albert did a bang-up job as Marlin.

“I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a fish…” quips Ellen DeGeneres as Dori, Marlin’s buddy. Oh, but I beg to differ, Miss DeGeneres. Really though, Ellen really was funny. She wasn’t annoying at all…okay, maybe just a little bit.

This is the first time I have watched a film with Willem Defoe without the gag reflex going every time he was in a scene. Probably because I didn’t have to look at him. He is one ugly mofo.

As is inevitable with Disney, there’ll definitely be a sequel. Fortunately, the CGI produced by Pixar is too damn expensive to fuck around with. For the sequel, I’m sure we can expect something of a bit higher quality than The Return of Jafar or Cinderella 2.


Year – 2003
Rating – G
Runtime – 100 minutes
Genre – Pixar
Director(s) – Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Writer(s) – Andrew Stanton
Actor(s) – Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres, Willem Dafoe, Stephen Root, Geoffrey Rush
BOB Rating – Four BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Dolphins! They think they're so cute! Oh, look at me, I'm a flippy little dolphin, let me flip for you!" - Chum (Bruce Spence)