Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. 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, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
COCO Movie Review
From the moment COCO began until the final scene, I was mesmerized by this colorful, charming, heartwarming, and wonderful film. Miguel is a young boy living in a family of shoemakers. They weren’t always shoemakers, but when Miguel’s great-great grandfather left to make music and never came back, his great-great grandma took matters into her own hands. She banished music from the family and began making shoes.
But Miguel loves music. He feels the music, and it is a part of him. That makes him feel torn. He loves his family, but he can’t let go of who he is. Don’t we all feel like that sometimes? Part of what makes us unique can at times alienate us from others…sometimes even family. COCO is a movie that is very much about a family’s love. It is that intense love and need to protect our family members that sometimes complicate things. That’s what happens to Miguel. His family thinks they are protecting him by keeping him away from music.
Miguel is forced to take extreme measures, and that gets him in big trouble. It sends him to the Land of the Dead. When Miguel goes to the Land of the Dead, he has the adventure of a lifetime. He learns a lot about family and loyalty. Miguel also learns that things are not always as they seem. Most of all, he learns that no matter what, his family loves him.
If you haven’t been to see COCO yet, you’ve got to go. There’s so much to love! I love the music, the story, the animation, the acting…everything about COCO. Take your tissues because there are some really touching moments.
COCO is a movie for everyone. I will say, young children might be afraid of the skeletons and intense moments, so use your best judgement.
I’ve got some new activity printables to share with you. Just click the links, and you’ll go to a page where you can print these full-sized.
Don’t forget to get your COCO coloring pages and more on my previous blog post!
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COCO is now playing in theatres everywhere!