“Holly on Hollywood”
by Holly McClure
“Finding Dory” takes the lovable blue tang fish (Ellen DeGeneres) on a new adventure to find her parents (Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton). Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence), head to California where Dory is accidentally captured and taken to the Marine Life Institute. Dory makes new friends in a near-sighted whale shark (Kaitlin Olson), a confused beluga whale (Ty Burrell) and Hank, a grouchy octopus (Ed O’Neill) who wants to escape to another aquarium.
The PG family-friendly fish tale brings…
…back old favorites from “Nemo” (the cool turtle dude Crush and son Squirt, Mr. Ray and the “Mine! Mine! Mine!” seagulls) along with new friends, who help the determined Dory with her mission. Pixar delivers their signature, gorgeous animation that looks real, in a story that’s endearing because of original, clever dialogue from DeGeneres, whose goofy, giddy persona and child-like glee, keep it entertaining and emotionally moving. Parents, you may have heard the controversy about the very brief but much-discussed scene that shows (what looks like) a lesbian couple with a baby, but co-director Andrew Stanton says, “They can be whatever you want them to be. There’s no right or wrong answer”. There are lots of funny one-liners and numerous hilarious scenes (too many to mention) including one of my favorites, the “touching pool” scene, where Dory and other petrified fish try to avoid the grabby hands of bratty children trying to touch them.
“Finding Dory” will capture the hearts of a new generation and deliver an emotional message about family and friends with a tearful, happy ending, that includes a couple of surprise scenes after the credits!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!