Monday, 19th April 2021

Whether to watch Finding Dory for the 67th time - a child discusses the pros and cons

AS a child, should you subject your parents to the 67th viewing of Finding Dory, or try a film you’ve never seen before? Here six-year-old Lauren Hewitt weighs up the arguments.

I love Finding Dory. It’s the bestest film in the whole world, but Mummy and Daddy keep trying to get me to watch something else for some reason. 

Daddy says: ‘If we have to watch a f**king kids film again then can’t it at least be a classic like Fantasia or Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ He gets quite agitated, so that’s kind of a downside.

But then I cry really loudly while holding up my Finding Dory DVD and Mummy gives him a menacing stare and he’s forced to watch it with me. So actually watching Finding Dory needn’t be a problem.

Knowing exactly what is going to happen in Finding Dory and that everything will be alright in the end makes me feel safe and secure. If I watched something different there might be scary bits. So that’s a ‘pro’.

We saw The Good Dinosaur at the cinema and it ended up bleaker than Nil By Mouth. It freaked my beans and I resolved never to watch anything different ever, ever, ever, ever again. Which shows you should stick with Finding Dory.

Mummy can’t watch Finding Dory without a bottle of her special fruit drink, so she’s usually asleep by the time Dory meets Hank at the aquarium. But the main thing is she usually gives in.

So to conclude, I’d say keep watching Finding Dory. I think we’ll have our 68th screening tonight.