Finding Nemo Is About Marlin’s Grief
This next dark Disney theory says that Finding Nemo is actually about Marlin’s grief. This theory controversially suggests that Nemo dies in the barracuda attack at the beginning of the movie and that the film’s plot mirrors the five stages of grief. During denial, Marlin doesn’t want Nemo to attend school. In anger, he yells at him. During bargaining, Marlin journeys across the ocean, he feels despair when Nemo is flushed down a drain, and finally, he reaches acceptance when he can let go of the past.