A year after the events of Finding Nemo, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is living happily with nervous Marlin (Albert Brooks) and adventurous Nemo (Hayden Rolence). Dory is an unofficial member of the family, helping out while telling almost everyone she meets how she suffers from short-term memory loss.
When Dory suddenly starts getting memories of her parents Jenny and Charlie (Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy) living at the Jewel of Morro Bay, Dory, Marlin, and Nemo head to find her. Crossing the ocean to California turns out to be the easy part. It turns out that Dory's memories are of an aquarium -- where Dory gets separated from her friends. While Marlin and Nemo try to find Dory, Dory keeps looking for her parents. She finds help from Hank (Ed O'Neill), a seven-legged octopus ("You're a septopus") who's great at camouflaging himself, hates being touched, and agrees to help Dory in exchange for her tag that would get her sent to Cleveland; Destiny (Kaitlin Olsen), a friendly but near-sighted whale shark; and Bailey (Ty Ferrell), a beluga whale whose concussion keeps him from using echo-location.
Reviewed by James Lynch