Best of 2003: Finding Nemo
At its heart, it's a very simple film, but Pixar once again wrings every last bit of potential out of the scenario. The CG is flawless as always, stepping up a level to realistically model water, and there's the now-traditional blend of fun humour for the kids and extra bits to keep the older kids entertained. But what makes this film special is Dory. Ellen DeGeneres manages to take a character who could easily have become annoying very quickly, and turns her into somebody we laugh at one moment, and feel extremely sorry for the next. Who knew that a bluefish had so many levels? All together now — "IIIIIIIIIIIIIssssspppppppeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaakkkkkkkke eeeeeeewwwhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeee!"