Coco (2017)

Overview: Miguel Riviera dreams of becoming a musician, but his family, since the days of his great-great-grandparents, has forbidden music. Young and rebellious, Miguel goes against his family wishes, runs away, and sets out to become a famous musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. In his efforts, Miguel is sent to the Land of the Dead where he needs his family's blessing to return to the Land of the Living. Upon discovering that Senor de la Cruz may be his great-great-grandfather, Miguel journeys through the Land of the Dead in search of him.

Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez)

Today I watched the movie with Ada. It was technically her first viewing* and it was my second viewing of Coco. My knowing the ending of the movie didn't change the experience of watching it too much. In fact, I feel the only big change was that I realized the movie is named after the protagonist's great grandmother.

Overall, the movie is charming and well-written. Furthermore, I loved the incorporation of singing and dancing.

Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt)

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs up.

*She saw bits and pieces of it while I was watching it the first time on the plane and the beginning of it when we went to an event called Pumpkin Nights.

Miguel progressively turns into a skeleton as sunrise approaches.

Instant Comments:
2: I forgot this was a Pixar movie.
1: His crazy grandma
1: Go get my shoe
1: Haha De La Cruz
1: Needs a guitar (get the one in the museum/shrine?)
1: His great great grandfather
1: Oh. Her photo
1: And I don't have a nose and yet we're here
1: "Pepita" - huge spirit guide
1: Interesting reveal (between Hector and De La Cruz)
1: Though I feel like Hector should have said something sooner...
2: I remembered most of the story but forgot why De La Cruz decides to imprison Miguel.
1: ooo... plot twist!!!
1: Lol. Dante
1: I wonder if... how will the photo be recovered?
1: Haha. Death by bell.
1: Does she have a copy!?!
1: Sing the song!!!
2: Ada cries when Miguel begins singing to Mama Coco.
1: Beautiful moment
1: Yes! She did keep it!
1=20180423, 2=20181114

Mama Imelda (Alanna Ubach)

Watched 20180423 (In-Flight Entertainment)
Watched from the 5 min mark to the 20 min mark on 20181104 (Pumpkin Nights)
Watched 20181114 (Netflix, Instant) (English subtitles)
Coco (2017) Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina. 105 min

Pepita, Dante, Tio Oscar / Tio Felipe (Herbert Siguenza), Papa Julio (Alfonso Arau), Tia Victoria (Dyana Ortelli), Tia Rosita (Selene Luna)

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