Coco (2017) Friday, 10 April 2020

Coco (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch:

    The importance of being Ernesto.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Lombardo Boyar, Ana Ofelia Murguía

  • Directed by:

    Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

  • Running time:

    109 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (UK)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are shot, poisoned, crushed beneath a heavy object, tackled to the ground, thrown from a high cliff/tower, hit with objects, rendered invisible, pursued, kicked, stomped on, pushed, thrown through the air. A boy falls into an open grave, a boy falls into a swimming pool. A character throws a shoe at a dog. Objects knocked over/smashed/snatched away/hit with objects. A monkey trashes a room. Break and enter (breaks window for entry). Yelling, screaming, roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Characters collapse/die/disappear. A character's skin begins to fade as he slowly transforms to a skeleton. People walk through an invisible boy. Skeletons, skull motifs, skeleton animals. Skeletons smash apart then rejoin their bones/skull head comes off/bottom jaw falls to ground. Moving eyeballs (dislodged from head), detached limbs. Fainting.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    (None): Platonic kissing/hugging. A movie scene shows people kissing. Nude skeleton, skeletons in dancewear, skeletons in bikinis.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine/spirits) Bottles and glasses of alcohol on tables.

  • LANGUAGE:

    A sign reads "Forget you!" Name-calling (bum, self-important jerks, dumb dog, rat, coward, murderer, chorizo, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES:

    Family, ancestors, celebration, the elderly, Land of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, music, shoemaking, faith, curses, spirit guides, nervousness, performance, heroes, offerings, forgiveness, legacy, grudges, death, alebrijes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead relatives (aunties/uncles/mothers/grandmothers/grandfathers/great grandparents). Cemetery/tomb setting. Dog, horse, monkey, toad/rabbit creature, chameleon, porcupine, butterflies, chihuahua, pigeons, cat. Flying dragon/panther creature with yellow eyes and sharp teeth. Spirit animals. Spitting. Fireworks, sparklers, fire breathing, flame throwing. Dog allergy mentioned. Some Spanish dialogue (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Fantastico, engaging, revitalising, resplendent, original, emotional, resonant, touching, gorgeous, imaginative, clever, macabre, affecting, magical, rebellious, subversive, transportative, risky, pro-Mexican, thrilling, bold, glorious, celebratory, big, populist, profound, colourful, moving, spirited, breezy, entertaining, funny, respectful, complex, heartwarming, monumental, relatable, fantastic, exploratory, adventurous, rewarding, confident, triumphant, enchanting, charming, warm, amusing. Peerless voice cast, vibrant/vivid/textured/dazzling/sensational visuals, comprehensively researched, fully dimensional characters, universal message, complicated back-story, stirring/haunting/fetching score, powerhouse/remarkable finish.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Has a very similiar look/feel/message to The Book of Life, crammed/complicated/laboured/tedious prologue.

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