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Bad Moms (2016)

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The film is a comedy movie mutually written and directed by Scott Moore and Jon Lucas. It received mixed critics and reviews from millions of people from around the worldwide. It already has a planned sequel entitled A Bad Moms Christmas that is set to be viewed this year.


The Cast Lists:

Emjay Anthony played as Dylan Mitchell

Kristen Bell played as Kiki

Mila Kunis played as Amy Mitchell

Oona Laurence played as Jane Mitchell

Christina Applegate played as Gwendolyn James

Lyle Brocato played as Kent

Clark Duke played as Dale Kipler

Megan Ferguson played as Tessa

Kathryn Hahn played as Carla Dunkler

Jay Hernandez played as Jessie Harkness

Wendell Pierce played as the Principal Daryl Burr

Jada Pinkett Smith played as Stacy

Wanda Sykes played as Doctor Elizabeth Karl

Lilly Singh played as Cathy

Billy Slaughter played as Veterinarian

Martha Stewart played as herself

David Walton played as Mike Mitchell

J. J. Watt played as Coach Craig

Annie Mumolo played as Vicky


The Story Line:

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Amy Mitchell is a wedded woman that has two children, Jane and Dylan, who feels overcommitted and overworked. She worked as a sales representative for a hip cafe company, preparing healthful, hand-packed food for lunch for her children, goes to all of the extracurricular activities of the kids, does most of the kids homework, and active in the PTA in her school, who is run by the bossy Gwendolyn James with her cronies, Stacy and Vicky. When she discovered that her husband Mike is cheating on her via internet with the naked dairy farmer, Amy kicks him out and tries to keep all and everything together.

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After an exceptional stressful day, Amy quits the PTA in reply to Gwendolyn’s overzealous sale plans with her cakes. In a close by rock bar, Amy meets a sexually-active, laid back, single mom, Carla, and Kiki, the stay-at-home mother of four children, adores Amy’s disagreement with Gwendolyn. Carla and Amy were irritated to find out that Kiki’s spouse is domineering and expected her to be careful with the kids and the house chores, having no assistance at all, while Kiki and Amy were disturbed by Carla’s very accommodating approach with her parenting. The trio goes on board to an all-evening bender that motivates Amy to warm up from her kids: she brings them to ride in the classic car of Mike, takes lunch from Arby’s, and oblige Dylan to defend for himself in preventing him from being entitled and lazy, and takes the over achiever and constantly strained Jane for a day spa. Amy herself decided to begin dating, but discovers herself really inexperienced because of her early marriage and early motherhood. She finally ended up striking a linked with Jessie, the handsome widower in their school who had a crush over her.


The Writers’ View:

This is one more sample of how a fine comedy is a lot harder to create than an action flick or a good drama. I was pulled along with this film by a buddy anticipating that it might not be as hard and tough as the TV trailers and posts are suggesting. The movie will somewhat surprise the viewers, though it will not  make you care that much for the actors and not that funny to make you laugh and create some outlay about the story, but still it failed to have some points to be funny. Since there are some poor dialogue and performances, but honestly, there can be room for improvement for a better high quality film.


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Why Him? 2016

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This film is a romantic comedy movie of director John Hamburg with writers Ian Helfer and Hamburg. The movie goes after a father who is shocked by his daughter’s recent boyfriend, the unconventional Silicon Valley capitalists.


The Cast Lists:

James Franco played as Laird Mayhew, boyfriend of Stephanie

Bryan Cranston played as Ned Fleming, Barb’s husband and Stephanie’s father

Zoey Deutch played as Stephanie Fleming, Ned and Barb’s daughter, Scotty’s older sister and Laird’s girlfriend.

Megan Mullally played as Barb Fleming, Stephanie’s mother and Ned’s wife

Griffin Gluck played as Scotty Fleming, Ned and Barb’s son and Stephanie’s younger brother who is 15-year old.

Keegan-Michael Key played as Gustav, the butler, the trainer and a calmer assistant and Laird’s best friend. He is the billionaire’s Europe’s hailing estate executive.

Cedric the Entertainer played as Lou Dunne, Ned’s friend

Kaley Cuoco played as the tone of Justine, Laird’s artificial intelligence in-home

Zack Pearlman played as Kevin Dingle, I.T. guy of Ned

Jee Young Han played as Marnie Dingle, the wife of Kevin

Jacob Kemp played as Randy the Intern

Sadie Kate Ngo Hazelett and Grace Ly Ngo Hazelett played as Vanessa Dingle, the daughter of Kevin

Casey Wilson played as Missy Pederman, the primary inventor of Stamp Free Invites, an online request company.

Andrew Rannells played as Blaine Pederman, the next inventor of Stamp Free Invites, an online request company.

Adam DeVine played as Tyson Modell, the inventor of Ghostchat app, a wildly popular app.

Tangie Ambrose played as Patty Dunne, Barb’s friend and Lou’s wife

Steve Bannos played as the Tree Lot Owner Burt


The Story Line:

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The movie began with Stanford pupils Stephanie requesting her boyfriend Laird to the Netflix and chill through Facetime. After a short time, they went home in Detroit; Ned is enjoying his 55th natal day with his family and friends at the Applebee’s restaurant. During the slideshow party in his tribute, Stephanie dive in through a webcam to praise him, when abruptly her boyfriend strolls on her and sparks on the camera; to halt the transmission, then Ned ended smashing the laptop. The CEO of the printing company is Ned Fleming, and he has been on a rough time. The establishment is in unable of closing deals and in debt since their customers have progressively had the printing finished in China or transferring to an online ad. Ned discussed with his co-worker Lou Dunne, about the happening from last night. Ned told Lou that Stephanie wanted the other family members to meet Laird, although Stephanie did not talk about having a boyfriend until that night.

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Stephanie drove her family to the Laird’s house that is so big to their surprise. She then clarifies to Ned that Laird, the video game company CEO has made him really wealthy. They reach the house, and Laird greeted their family being the fucking Flemings! They also encounter Laird’s personal hand-man Gustav, who acts as the spokesperson of reason to Laird. He provided the family a special tour in his house, with overly complimenting and complete curse words to appear in front of Ned. He showed off the back tattoo where he got off the Christmas cards of the Flemings, with the “Happy Holidays” greetings on the bottom. In the sitting room there is a tank that is filled with a moose totally with urine. The underground has a bowling alley where Laird constructed a mural by Ned, with a complete “crotch-chop” set of his.


The Writers’ View

This film has some funny scenarios that are really not that good. The main character seemed to be obnoxious that that story came off jarring. Mayhew is eccentric and affable but was pushy, tasteless controlling, and dull. The movie requires the audience to think that he’s a billionaire one and that is a stretch. Fleming has legitimate reasons to be upset by Mayhew. The funny scenario all involved Fleming that has been goofed on. The trouble is that in this matter the straight guy is being goofed by a comic personality who came off as being nasty and dull.


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Central Intelligence (2016)

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This comedy movie of director Rawson Marshall Thurber was written by Thurber, David Stassen and Ike Barinholtz. The movie is about the two old high school buddies who teamed up to rescue America right after one of them joined in the CIA just in order to rescue the world from the terrorist who have the intention to sell the satellite codes.


The Cast Lists:

Dwayne Johnson played as Bob Stone / Robbie Wheirdicht

Kevin Hart played as “Golden Jet” Calvin Joyner

Ryan Hansen played as Steve

Jason Bateman played as Trevor Olson

Dylan Boyack played as the young Trevor Olson

Sione Kelepi played as the young Robbie

Thomas Kretschmann played as The Buyer

Danielle Nicolet played as the Maggie Johnson-Joyner

Melissa McCarthy played as Darla McGuckian

Kumail Nanjiani played as an Airfield security guard

Slaine played as Thug

Aaron Paul played as Phil Stanton

Megan Park played as Lexi

Amy Ryan played as Agent “Pam” Pamela Harris

Phil Reeves played as Principal Kent

Timothy John Smith played as the Agent Nick Cooper


The Story Line:

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In 1996, the famous student and the star athlete Calvin Joyner were honored at the high school’s senior gathering. Halfway during Joyner’s speaking, Trevor Olson together with his buddies grab shy, the overweight learner Robbie Wheirdicht coming from the locker room of the boys and just throw him in the assembly nude. Only Joyner together with his girlfriend, Maggie, were supportive towards Wheirdicht, who jog away really quick right after Joyner has handed him his jacket to cover the private parts of his body. Everybody else, with the laugh, the devastated and the bullies Wheirdicht go out of the school and did not appear after the incident.

After twenty years, Joyner ties the knot with Johnson and was employed being a forensic accountant but was dissatisfied about his career. Johnson suggested that they must see a therapist to recover their failing marriage. In their work, Joyner accepted a friend request in the Facebook account from a man known as Bob Stone, who revealed that he was Wheirdicht and requested that they should meet. Joyner was shocked to witness that Wheirdicht has changed into a confident, muscular man. Stone asked Joyner to evaluate some of the accounting records. Joyner interpreted the records as the multi-million dollar dealings from auctioned, with the last payment being set to be paid the next day. Stone evades Joyner’s queries and exhaust the night on the couch.

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The Writers’ View:

The movie begun well enough, and the makeover of the previously bullied fatty Wierdich’ in todays’ muscular and huge Rob Stone and how the man now re-entry the life of the co-lead role Calvin Joyner, a man whose distinguished high school proms have in his personal estimated fizzled. Stone was a gloomy enthusiastic and presumed while Joyner played the baffled and unwillingly accommodates nebbish. But it has been carried on that long, injuring for the laugh. Hart being Joyner goes from the normal spoken voice to the Chris Rock method falsetto screaming with evidently tiny provocation and Dwaine Johnson’s played his huge overplayed smile and that cheerful repartee gag often that it turned to be distracting and tiresome. The film was mishandled in opportunities and it gets worse as it plays on.


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La La Land (2016)

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The film is a kind of romantic comedy musical-drama movie of director/writer Damien Chazelle. The plan goes after a musician and the aspiring artist who fall in love after meeting him in Los Angeles. The film pertains to the city of LA (Los Angeles) and to the phrase for being out of trace with reality.


The Cast Lists:

Ryan Gosling played as Sebastian Wilder

Emma Stone played as Mia Dolan

Rosemarie DeWitt played as Laura Wilder

Tom Everett Scott played as David

Meagen Fay played as Mia’s Mom

Jason Fuchs played as Carlo

Damon Gupton played as Harry

Callie Hernandez played as Tracy

John Legend played as Keith

Sonoya Mizuno played as Caitlin

Josh Pence played as Josh

Jessica Rothe played as Alexis

J. K. Simmons played as Bill

Finn Wittrock played as Greg Earnest



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The Story Line:

On a busy LA road, an aspiring actress and an on-studio barista, has a flash of road thing with Wilder, a jazz pianist. Mia’s audition’s later becomes poor despite her efforts. During that evening, Mia’s dorm mates bring her to an extravagant party in the Hills of Hollywood. She needs to take an extensive walk going back to her house after discovering that her auto has been dragged. While on a gig in a bistro, Sebastian slides in a fanatical jazz improvisation in spite of warnings coming from bill, the owner. Mia eavesdrop the melody as she passed by. Moved, she goes on during the moment that Sebastian was fired. When her outbursts, Mia tries to praise him, but he frigidly brushes her off.

After months, Mia meets Sebastian at one more party where he is playing the 1980 pop wrap-up band, where she mock him. Right after the gig, they walk together to discover their cars, mournful being with each other’s band in spite the obvious chemistry between them. Mia brings Sebastian for a walk in the movie lot, clearing up her love for acting; Sebastian brings Mia to a jazz disco, illustrating his love for jazz and wants to own his personal club. They comfort each other then. Sebastian invited Mia to go to a movie, and Mia accepted it, forgetting the commitment earlier for a double date. Unhappy with the event, she rushes and leaves the theater, discovering Sebastian as the movie started.  The two then concluded their date to a romantic boogie in the place of Griffith Observatory.

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The Writers’ View:

The opening sequence will really take your breath away and still never get it. Until the end – your head will be left spinning. It is a wonderful movie with soul, charm, style, wit, and love. It is really outrageous! Fantastic and bold and Ryan Gosling is a melancholy genius while Emma Stone is the real muse. The movie defies genre and a real masterpiece. After watching the movie, you will still feel like singing the lasting refrain which plays your soul. It is the music of firmament, dreaming and still flying…



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Ride Along 2 (2016)

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The movie is an action comedy film from director Tim Story with writers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay. It is the continuation of the 2014 movie Ride Along. Universal Pictures published the movie on 15th of January, 2016 and upon release the movie was vitally panned and grossed about $124 million.


The Cast Lists:

Benjamin Bratt played as Antonio Pope

Ice Cube played as Detective James Payton

Arturo del Puerto played as Alonso

Tyrese Gibson played as Detective Mayfield

Kevin Hart played as Officer Ben Barber

Ken Jeong played as A.J. Jenkins

Olivia Munn played as Maya Cruz

Bruce McGill played as Lieutenant Brooks

Glen Powell played as Troy

Tika Sumpter played as Angela Payton-Barber

Sherri Shepherd played as Cori

Nadine Velazquez played as Tasha


The Story Line:

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The movie begins in Miami on the yacht of the crime lord Pope. His hacker A.J. is going through the list on their computer. Pope phones Port Commissioner Griffin on the phone and accused him of thieving cash from him. With one of the hit men in their room, Pope had Griffin murdered in his house, and then orders his group to discover whoever takes his money.

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In Atlanta, James was with his buddy Detective Mayfield as they attempt to penetrate an auto meet to discover a drug dealer called as Troy. Ben, who was fresh from the academy, was excited to be in the action, but James had him stayed on the radio. James was getting close enough with Troy, but Troy takes a gun towards him. Ben witnessed this over a camera and slip out to help. He rode in the meet in a jazzy auto with hydraulics and takes unwanted awareness of himself. He attempts to pressure Troy by acting strong, only to slip the badge fronting the crook. A brief spin out takes place with Mayfield taking the shot and Troy escapes. Ben and James leave after him, and with Ben getting himself run above, although James followed Troy long adequately until Troy drove out of the parking garage and with one more car. James arrested Troy and swings a necklace about him that is a flash drive.


The Writer’s View:

The movie was not a good comedy film, there was around 3-4 small chuckles throughout some of the viewers. The film was more of an action movie than a comedy film, and there was really nothing new or groundbreaking story wise in this movie, but still, there were still something to keep someone interested.  There were also some taken scenes from the loads of the other identical films and appears to have just pasted or just copy them. By the way, someone will look at it, it appears too familiar and not in a very good way.

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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

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This comedy movie is all together written, edited, produced, and directed by Ethan and Joel, the Coen brothers. The movie is the fictional tale that goes after the real-life “settler” Eddie Mannix employed in the Hollywood movie industry in 1950, attempting to find out what happened to one of their members who just vanished during the filming.


The Cast Lists:

Josh Brolin played as Eddie Mannix, the tough and the fighter “fixer”

Emily Beecham played as Dierdre, the actress that appears opposite with Hobie Doyle during Doyle’s debut.

Clancy Brown played as the co-star in Hail, Caesar!: The Tale of the Christ

Natasha Bassett played as Gloria DeLamour

John Bluthal played as Herbert Marcuse

George Clooney played as Baird Whitelock, he is Robert Taylor kind of film star.

Alden Ehrenreich played as Hobie Doyle, the Kirby Grant-type or the singing cowboy actor

Ralph Fiennes played as Laurence Laurentz, the applauded European movie director, long residence in the US.

Heather Goldenhersh played as Natalie, the secretary of Mannix

Michael Gambon, the narrator

Jonah Hill played as Joseph Silverman, the surety agent that is employed by the studio.

Allan Havey played as Protestant Clergyman

Scarlett Johansson played as DeeAnna Moran, the Esther Williams kind of actress who was pregnant while the movie is in the making.

Wayne Knight played as an unnamed movie extra and socialist operative

Alex Karpovsky played as Mr. Smitrovich

Christopher Lambert played as Arne Slessum, the Scandinavian movie maker

Dolph Lundgren played as a commander in the Soviet submarine that brings Burt Gurney to the state of Russia.

Frances McDormand played as the movie editor C.C. Calhoun

Verónica Osorio played as Carlotta Valdez, the Carmen Miranda kind of actress.

Alison Pill played as Connie Mannix, the wife of Eddie Mannix

Robert Picardo played as Rabbi

Tilda Swinton played as both Thessaly and Thora Thacker, the identical warfare twin sister rumor columnists

Channing Tatum played as Burt Gurney, the mysterious Gene Kelly kind of actor and dancer.

Robert Trebor played as the producer of the Hail, Caesar!

Max Baker played as Hermann, John Howard and the head screenwriters of the communist

Greg Baldwin played as Dutch Zweistrong, one of the Communist screenwriters

Patrick Fischler played as Benedict, one of the Communist screenwriters

David Krumholtz one of the Communist screenwriters

Fred Melamed played as Fred, one of the Communist screenwriters

Fisher Stevens one of the Communist screenwriters


The Story Line:

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In the year 1951, Eddie Mannix was the head of the physical production at the Capitol Pictures and it he also works as the “fixer” to carry on with the scandalous attitude of the stars away from the press. He usually has to fend off investigation from Thessaly and Thora Thacker, the rival gossip columnist twin sisters. The Lockheed Corporation had been courting him and has an offered position for a high-level executive, but was unsure about accepting it. When the unmarried coordinated swimming personality DeeAnna Moran became pregnant, Mannix organized in placing the baby in a foster care, and then taking the baby without telling herself being the mother.

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The studio’s main production is Hail, Caesar! The Tale of the Christ, this is an epic setting in the ancient Roman moment and stars Baird Whitlock. During the shot, Whitlock sip from a wine goblet that was prepared with an extra; he passed out while practicing lines by himself after the soundstage and was kidnapped. The ransom letter soon came out, written by the crowd that called themselves as “The Future,” and demanded for $100,000. Mannix settles to take the cash from the Accounting Department of the studio, and marked as “petty cash.”


The Writers’ View:

“Hail, Caesar!” Is a movie of moments, which means that the moment it is over, you will surely recall some scenes you enjoyed, like some actor cameos you appreciated, and if you are so lucky, there are lines you may quote verbatim. At the finale of a day, the sporadic funniness that those tiny moments provided was not sufficient to recommend a movie. The Coen brothers do not appear to be aware what direction they wanted to take this movie, and with concise runtime, there is no time to take good usage of the stars they possibly paid quite small to illustrate up on set for a day. This provides the movie the feel and look that most of the stars are simply battling over screen time, and surely that is not funny, particularly when you have the real talent that has been momentarily shown.


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Finding Dory (2016)

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The film is a comedy-drama, adventure movie of a 3D computer-animation under the production of Pixar Animation Studios and was released by the Pictures of Walt Disney. Co-written and directed by Andrew Stanton with co-direction of Mr. Angus MacLane, while the screenplay was written by Stanton and Victoria Strouse. The movie is a sequel to the 2003 Finding Nemo film and features the coming back voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres.


The Cast Lists

Albert Brooks played as Marlin, the ocellaris clownfish

Ty Burrell played as Bailey, the beluga whale

Ellen DeGeneres played as Dory, the regal blue tang

Bennett Dammann played as Squirt, Crush’s son

Torbin Xan Bullock played as Gerald, an outcast sea lion

Idris Elba played as Fluke, the sea lion

Willem Dafoe played as Gill, the Moorish idol

Brad Garrett played as Bloat, the pufferfish

Alexander Gould played as Passenger Carl, the truck driver

Lucia Geddes played as Tween Dory

Bill Hader played as Stan, the kelp bass

Allison Janney played as Peach, the pink starfish

Vicki Lewis played as Deb/Flo, the 4-striped damselfish

Eugene Levy played as Charlie, father of Dory

Diane Keaton played as Jenny, mother of Dory

Sloane Murray played as Baby Dory

Angus MacLane played as Charlie, the sunfish

Kate McKinnon played as Stan’s wife

Stephen Root played as Bubbles, the yellow tang

John Ratzenberger played as Bill, a crab

Katherine Ringgold played as Kathy, the chickenfish

Dominic West played as Rudder, the sea lion

Jerome Ranft played as Jacques, the cleaner shrimp

Hayden Rolence played as Nemo, the young positive clownfish

Ed O’Neill played as Hank, the red cranky East Pacific octopus

Kaitlin Olson played as Destiny, the myopic whale shark

Bob Peterson played as Mr. Ray, the spotted eagle ray

Austin Pendleton played as Gurgle, the royal Gramma

Andrew Stanton played as Crush, the green sea turtle

Sigourney Weaver played as herself, the voice in the intercom announcer


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The Story Line

Dory, since childhood became separated with her parents. But as she grows up, she tries on searching for them, and slowly forgetting them because of her short-term memory gap. After unintentionally runs in with Marlin, the father-clownfish, who’s searching for Nemo, she goes with him to help. A year after Nemo with Marlin reunite, Dory has been a helping hand and a friend in raising Nemo. At some point during a field trip together with Nemo’s class to study regarding migration, Dory remembers through her childhood flashback or memory that she owns a family. She chooses to store for them, but discover her temporary memory loss to be a hindrance. The only thing she recalls is that they stayed at the Morro Bay Jewels.

Nemo and Marlin accompany Dory with her quest. With the assistance of Crush, they travel to water existing in California. Upon coming in, Dory accidentally wakes up by a predatory squid, that right away pursues them, almost consuming Nemo while on the hunt. Marlin is likely to his son later and berates Dory is forgetting him, almost killed. Feeling hurt, Dory takes a journey to the surface to look for assistance and was detained by members from the closeby Marine Life Institute right after being trapped in 6 pack rings. Dory was brought to the quarantine area and tagged. There she encountered the grouchy 7-legged octopus called as Hank. Dory’s tag describes that she will be transported to an aquarium in the Cleveland area. Because a of the Hank traumatic ocean life, the octopus just wanted to live in an aquarium all his life instead of being set back to the ocean, so he made an agreement with Dory that in exchange of her tag, he will assist her in locating her parents.

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The Writers’ View

I am very optimistic to watch this film for a long time since I am a very big fan of Finding Nemo, but unfortunately, the movie is a big difference with what I am expecting. The temporary memory lost here is somewhat an old trick and a bit annoying. I could not laugh or even chuckle with the thrown jokes in the film and the story is somewhat in a rush. Nemo and Marlin were also presented just fine in the movie. The dynamic in between the 3 of them were still click with the audience but somehow, the adventures being portrayed for them to play was not really that thrilling and exciting and the journey of assisting Dory in searching for her parents did not even evoke some of the emotions of the viewers. There are so much more fun and emotions with Finding Nemo when compared to this movie. Really, I am a bit disappointed here.


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