Movie Discussion – Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo
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Summary:

Here and here

The Questions:

Level One (Observation)

Who are the father role models for Nemo? Who are the “children” role models for Marlin?

How does Dory remember she has short-term memory loss?

Why do you think the courage of Marlin spread across the ocean so fast?

What do the main characters change to at the end?

Level Two (Abstraction)

Why do you think Marlin is a protector of Dory like he is of Nemo?

Why do you think the writer/ animators made the world of the ocean seem like a safe place (overall)?  Was it really safe? (Seagulls, sharks (kinda), barracuda, jelly fish, deep ocean floor fish, etc…)

How do the main characters work through their problems?

If there was one moral to the movie what would it be?

Knowing that one of the morals of the movie deals with teamwork, how do you rectify that with the individual growth and leadership of Nemo, Marlin, Gill, and other commander types? Who really gets the credit?

Were the fish from the tank free at the end? Why did they want to be free?

Level Three (Personalization)

Who has a better outlook the realist like Marlin, or idealist like Dory? Who would really be eaten first?  Who saves whom?

Should trust be given freely like Dory or earned through experience like Marlin, or trial- and-error naivety like Nemo.

What’s wrong with living the safe life?

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