Coco is a celebration of family love, life, and embracing where you came from while staying true to what makes you unique. This is the perfect movie to enjoy over Thanksgiving break. Everyone in the family will find something to love in Coco.
I know I touched on how colorful The Land of the Dead is in this film after seeing the trailer, but honestly every aspect and location is amazing. The detail in the town, the character renderings, all of it is beautiful.
Yes I cried, but I also laughed. A lot. The skeletons declaring churros when they returned to the Land of the Dead, those must have been my relatives. My son cracked up at every skeleton using their bones to do funny things moments. I liked the snappy comebacks from the women of the family. My husband looked over at me when Mamá Imelda was laying down the law with a “Mmhmm that's familiar” look. What can I say, I'm a redhead.
Sit back and get ready for some after-this-life action. Miguel is trying desperately to find his way home from The Land of the Dead and it's not the easiest thing to do. He has some near misses, meets some pretty crazy characters, and has a run in with a very large Pepita.
You all are going to fall in love with the characters of Coco. I bet you might even feel like you are watching members of your own family on the screen. Our dog has some pretty silly tendencies like Dante-who chews on their foot? Hector is wily but inside has a good heart. Crazy Uncles, and loving Aunts, I've got those too. Watching Miguel's parents and grandmother we realize that although we love our children fiercely and only want the best for them, our vision of their lives might not be their own. Sometimes we need to remember they too have dreams and before we shut them down, we should take the time to listen. You'll leave the theater laughing, possibly still tearing, and feeling that bond of family love even stronger than before.
I think I’m going to start rating Disney movies by box of tissues. Or at least Disney Pixar ones. If I start my rating scale, Coco gets 7 tissues from me, 1 from my husband (who rarely tears up), and 1 from my daughter. My son understood the sadder portions but he was loving all the action. What does that mean for you? Bring your tissues, and not a travel size pack either.
This movie made me miss my grandmother but at the same time helped me to feel like she is still with me and watching over my life. The love of family is forever, and no matter where they might be, that bond never breaks.
My daughter told me this morning that Coco is now her favorite Disney Pixar film. She liked how the story was about family and the love they have for each other, no matter what. She also loved the alebrijes, Dante, and the sassy, do-not-mess-with-them women of the movie.
Olaf's Frozen Adventure
It is the first holiday season since the gates reopened in Arendelle. Elsa and Anna want to throw a celebration for the people but when they all leave to celebrate in their own way. The sisters realize they don’t have any family traditions of their own.
Not to worry ladies, Olaf and Sven are on it! Our two favorite sidekicks team up to bring back the best traditions and save this first Christmas for their friends.
I am so excited to see The Land of the Dead movie! My husband and I will be heading to our second home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and we look forward to viewing it in one of their state-of-the-art theaters with reclining Lazy-Boy-type chairs. They have waiter service right at your chair with an extensive food and drink menu. You just press a little button and they arrive to serve you!
Oh…I LOVE Puerto Vallarta!!!!!! It was my first trip to Mexico and I thoroughly enjoyed the food, sites, and entertainment. (Waving)
Thank you for the recommendation! I have two girls (9 & 11) and they love a good movie. Maybe I’ll take them one of these days. Although, I have to admit that it’ll have to come AFTER Justice League. 🙂
I’ve started to hear a little about Coco of late and it sounds like such a great family film, I am going to have to keep a look out for it coming out so I can see it!
I just watched some of these clips as while I have heard of this movie, I have never actually seen any footage. It’s super cute. Not sure I will see it but I love the creativity!
This sounds like such an awesome movie. I imagine I’ll probably tear up as I watch it.
Plus Olaf rocks!
Oh I am definitely looking forward to seeing this one with the kids. And hurrah too that Olaf is making a new appearance! 🙂
Oh wow!! We we’re just planning to watch this movie with my niece and nephew. They will surely enjoy the movie
I would enjoy watching The Land of the Dead with the grand kids. I often get weepy over movies like this and they’ve come to expect it.
Angela Ricardo Bethea
I haven’t seen Coco yet but I love the concept of the movie. And also how it’s colorful and funny.
I can’t wait to see this movie! I love doing interactive things when seeing a new movie so thank you for including the free printables!
Sounds like such a beautiful movie to watch! Love how colorful and funny is, as a plus it has an important life lesson too. It’s perfect for this period of the year!
Love the review! It does look like a great movie. We actually went to the drive in tonight and my boys were trying to see what it was from the next screen over LOL
Looks like another good movie to watch. I want to check and watch this as well. Another must watch Disney Movie.
MICHELLE GWYNN JONES
I can’t wait to see this movie. It is on my list of must dos for the holidays.
The Jedi Wife
This looks like such a cute film. I’m definitely planning to see it with the family!
We have yet to watch Coco tomorrow. I am so excited because of the animation and colors. Looks fun!
I always feel like the witty lines are there for the parents watching these movies with their kids. Also Olaf is my favorite. He’s too adorable.
Coco seems like a nice movie to watch with the family! I should watch it soon!