‘Coco’ moved me to tears. And not just me, my son was a watery mess in the most beautiful way.
Bravo Disney/Pixar! You’ve done it again. And along with the wonderful writing and impeccable animation, I walked away from this film not only understanding what Dia De Los Metros really is all about, I was secretly wishing this could have been something I experienced culturally since childhood!
What a beautiful movie for our families.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Filmmakers collaborated with a team of cultural consultants, including poli cal cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, playwright Octavio Solis and heritage and arts author, independent producer and advocate Marcela Davison Avilés. The consultants, whose families all hail from Mexico, weighed in on everything from character wardrobe and sets décor to the color palette and even dialogue—encouraging a fluid blend of Spanish and English within the script in a way that required no translaton. “That reflects our upbringing,” says Solis. “We grew up in bilingual households. We spoke Spanish and English in the schoolyard interchangeably.”
I will tell you no spoilers. But, what I will tell you, is you’ll leave the theater loving where you come from and those who’ve gone before you a little more.
Coco a perfect film to help unite us, as humans, as well. I believe when we can understand each other and our cultures, we’re so much better off.
We absolutely loved loved loved Coco. And I CANNOT WAIT to get the soundtrack. Seriously beautiful music.
Thank you Disney/Pixar!
And don’t forget, you get to see Olaf’s Frozen Adventure before the movie!
Check out these amazing clips!
And this clip from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure:
‘Coco’ is in theaters now!