Fun film. Happy that Pixar made a Latin-centric animated film with a lot of adult themes as well as celebrating the Mexican tradition of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) that celebrates their ancestors.
What if the dead could come and visit every Day of the Dead and though they cannot interact with the living, they can “cross over” and visit when they are remembered. If they are forgotten, they fade away.
Coco is forgetting. Why is this important? Because a crime was committed in the music community, a crime as bad as betrayal and greed, yet Pixar puts it all together in the form of Miguel, the grandson of Coco, and fighting against his family’s admonition against music, wants to make the music happen.
The scenes where the “Living Boy” is trapped in the world of the dead, some slapstick and other silly humor is offset by the “hero” of the piece and how Miguel’s hero worship may be misplaced.
Despite a certain president insulting the Mexican people, why not celebrate them? Where I live in California we love and celebrate the Latin community. This film is a breath of fresh air that cleanses the negative feelings from Washington and makes us want to be brothers to our comrades south of the border.
Or you could just enjoy a great Pixar film!