We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy

Finding Nemo: Pros and Cons

The whole doc is available only for registered users

A limited time offer! Get a custom sample essay written according to your requirements urgent 3h delivery guaranteed

Order Now

When I was younger, I loved Finding Nemo. It was great movie about a lost fish and a father’s love, but as I grew up, I started noticing the small underlying messages hidden within the movie. Although I still love this movie, and I can quote majority of it, there are some negative aspects that I can understand some adults do not want their child knowing just yet.

Nemo is a great movie for children. Yes, there are some deeper meanings within the movie, but most likely children haven’t learned those deeper meanings and are just enjoying a movie about a lost fish. It sends a good message that a father will go thought many difficult obstacles to find his son. It also shows a single dad trying hard to raise his son. Being overprotective of his son, Marlin overcame his fear and swam miles and oceans to find Nemo. Despite Dory’s mental illness, Marlin came to accept Dory for who she really was and Nemo already accepted her for who she was when he met her and this really shows true friendship because they were able to overlook her disability. When Nemo was captured by the diver, he was put into a fish tank with other fish.

These fish are from all different places and they all had different experiences, with one common goal: they wanted to get out of the fish tank and into the ocean. They accepted Nemo, after an initiation, and they worked together to find their way out of the fish tank. Although Bruce, the great white shark, tried to eat Dory and Marlin, in the end they all became good friends and he even protects Nemo when he goes back to school. While they are in the trench, Dory tells Marlin to “just keep swimming” and this can be a great life lesson. It teaches kids perseverance.

For older teens, young adults and adults, Finding Nemo might not be a good movie because of the deeper meanings. For example, Dory has a mental illness and although it seems funny, it might seem that people are laughing at her mental disability. Even though she does help in the end. Nemo’s classmates pressure him to stray from the rest of the group so swim out in the open to touch a boat. He then disobeys his father and swims out into the open and gets kidnapped by some divers. This can teach kids to disobey their parents in some ways. Marlin, his father, repeatedly tells Nemo not swim out and touch the boat, but Nemo did anyway. This really sends a message about negative peer pressure. Dory and Marlin run into some sharks that are trying to be “vegetarians” and they say “Fish are friends, not food” but as soon as he smelled blood, Bruce, the leader, took off after them, hungry for blood. This teaches kids that people can pretend to be your friend.

Although this movie is great for children, perhaps older individuals will not like the underlying meanings of some parts of the movies. Yes, Dory has a mental disability, but her true friends overlooked that and accepted her for who she was. Furthermore, Bruce did try to eat his friends.

Related Topics

We can write a custom essay

According to Your Specific Requirements

Order an essay
Materials Daily
100,000+ Subjects
2000+ Topics
Free Plagiarism
All Materials
are Cataloged Well

Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website. If you need this or any other sample, we can send it to you via email.

By clicking "SEND", you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. We'll occasionally send you account related and promo emails.
Sorry, but only registered users have full access

How about getting this access

Your Answer Is Very Helpful For Us
Thank You A Lot!


Emma Taylor


Hi there!
Would you like to get such a paper?
How about getting a customized one?

Can't find What you were Looking for?

Get access to our huge, continuously updated knowledge base

The next update will be in:
14 : 59 : 59