Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of 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 Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
We saw Coco during the holidays, and the whole family had a magical time! We also loved the fact that we learn so much from a different culture, and especially how they honour their dead. We now understand more about the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) that is celebrated throughout Mexico. It opened up the dialogue about death and dying, but also about reminding us of our loved ones. We miss some of our family members deeply, and maybe it is a good idea to sometimes think and remind ourselves about them in a special way.
It's not dark and sad, but bright and fun. Miguel is such a delightful little character who tries to follow his dreams. The love of family shines through all the trials and tribulations and wins in the end.
This is a great family movie and great family entertainment. I don't know if it's still showing in the cinemas, but see it if you can.
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