Thursday 7 October 2010

A fishy tale

I adore the movie Finding Nemo. I saw it at the flicks way before the kids were born and then saw it again when we were living in Perth and it was showing for just $2 (we were travelling and broke). 

On our last holiday, Lil-lil watched and fell in love and then watched it every single day we were away. She loves anything to do with the sea, so Nemo was right up her alley and welcome break from Disney Princesses and Barbie for us.

I think the thing that appeals the most is the character Dory. I can see a lot myself in Dory. I'm certain that Skip gets as infuriated at me as Marlin does at Dory. I can often be blindly positive, most of the time I truly believe everything is going to be just fine no matter how dark things are, which drives Skip mad at times. I always think that things will always just work out no matter how bad it seems, they have to. I can be terribly forgetful, especially if it's important. I can also just be plain silly, especially in situations where I'm not supposed to be silly.

The thing I identify most with Dory is her line: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." Cause what else are you going to do? You can't give up, as much as you'd like to sometimes. We just have to keep moving forward as that's what we're made to do.

Some of my favourite Dory lines and wise words:

Marlin: The water's going down. It's-it's-it's going down!
Dory: Hmm. Are you sure about that?
Marlin: Look! Already it's half-empty.
Dory: Hmm... I'd say it's half-full.
Marlin: Stop that! It's half-empty! 

Marlin: How do you know that nothing bad won't happen?
Dory: I don't. 

Marlin: I promised I'd never let anything happen to him.
Dory: Hmm. That's a funny thing to promise.
Marlin: What?
Dory: Well, you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him. Not much fun for little Harpo. 

Do you have a film character you identify with?


  1. one of my all time favourite kids movies - ever! Love having kids now to watch it with them!


  2. oh that is soooo cute! I love Finding Nemo too! Never thought about the sage words of wisdom throughout the story...but you are totally right. love it xx

  3. We had this film before we had kid too!

  4. OH i'd love to think i have a bit of Mary Poppins in me, i find my children are very easy to love & have fun with. My children are at an age now where they rate me, tell me if i'm cool or happening, or please wait outside . . . love Posie


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