You don’t have to be a fan of 2003’s Finding Nemo to get washed away in Disney/Pixar’s latest undersea adventure Finding Dory, the new movie where from the posters alone I presume Dory has gone missing and everyone is looking for her.

God, I hope Dory is alive when they find her.

If watching hours and hours of The First 48 on A&E has taught me anything, it’s that the first 48 hours after someone goes missing are critical to recovering them alive, with loved ones and law enforcement in a palpable race against the clock before the abductor enacts their terrible will. Nemo and the rest of Dory’s friends would be wise to contact her bank immediately to see if there has been any suspicious activity on her credit cards, because although it may be too late to save her maybe they can pull a grainy photo of Dory’s abductor from a security camera. I hope Dory is okay!

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Dory, if she was dead.


Even if the missing (here Dory the fish, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) is technically a runaway, every second that passes is a second closer to the grave as an ill-equipped young person runs afoul of every threat of the streets. So many young people are seduced into tragic, violent ends as they navigate the seedy underbelly of this sick world. We love you, Dory! Please come home to us, we hope you are still alive.

Like most movies, I’ll probably go see this one alone first to find out if Dory is okay before letting my kids watch it, but even Nemo and the Albert Brooks fish find Dory’s battered dead body floating in some reef I will still let them see it because they are old enough to learn what happens when you go out alone without telling anyone. Still, I hope Dory is alive when they find her.

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