I don't think many people share these sentiments. But I just find this film unbearable. One of the worst Pixar movies next to the Cars films.
Pretty colours, yes. Nicely rendered animation, yes. But the characters, with the exception of Albert Brooks' Marlin, are horribly insufferable. Nemo is essentially a brat that deserves everything he gets, Dory is cringingly grating - Neither funny, nor endearing. The turtle (I forget the name. Let's call him 'Douche') is simply a douche. One…
Premise interesting - But seems overly confused in its delivery. Opens almost as a drama, then breaks into slight comedy beats before unravelling it's horror side. All of which are complete misfires. One of the more frustrating elements is that there's a passing glance at perhaps learning exactly what is going on, but promptly disregarded in short time.
This premise would be an ideal little project as a short or tv serial almost. But as a feature length, it appears…
A hugely ambitious movie that I can honestly say is possibly the most difficult film I've ever had to rate or critique. Hoffman has some signs of greatness here, but the screenplay is enough to have the greatest minds in the world on the fence. I have the upmost respect, however, for the director - Charlie Kaufman's vision, and his refreshingly oblique take on modern filmmaking.