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Coco

USA, English, 105 mins

  • Director: Lee Unkrich; Adrian Molina
  • Writer: Lee Unkrich; Jason Katz; Matthew Aldrich; Adrian Molina
  • Producer: John Lasseter; Mary Alice Drumm; Darla K. Anderson

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Winner of the Best Animation Oscar [The Breadwinner & Loving Vincent were far superior and better films]...and, the lamentable [and instantly forgettable] 'Remember Me' for best song...a song you will never hear sung in a karaoke. Let's not mention the scurrilous rejection of all The Greatest Showman's songs apart from one: This is Me! Yip, the Oscars have become a politcally correct joke!

Wow...this film is certainly loved, earning a place in the top 100 best rated movies of all time! Some are hailing it as a masterpiece! Did we see the same film?!?

Because...the film we watched was a mess. A predictable story mixed with cultural appropriation and massive chunks of morality that would make any self-respecting moralist choke!

Being bombarded with traditional family values [even when the great-grandmother was an absolute harridan] is as off-putting as that dreadful [Oscar-winning] song...which is played over and over again! Do the kids join in?!? Not in your life...they are punching the air and screaming: This is Me!!!

If Trump's anti-Mexican stance was not headline news, Coco would have won nothing!

Want to win an Oscar? Make a film of a # [hashtag]...or, anything that goes against what Trump spouts!

#AwardsR2Political


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

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.


GLAAD

Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated film follows young musician Miguel as he accidentally stumbles into the Land of the Dead, and must get his family’s blessing to leave. There, Miguel meets Hector, who is initially dressed in disguise as legendary bisexual artist Frida Kahlo in an attempt to sneak out to the human world. A skeletal version of Frida herself shows up later in the film while working on a performance art piece. Though Frida was bisexual, nothing in the film’s fictional rendering reflected that reality. The situation is further confused as she is juxtaposed as a legend next to the fictional singer that Miguel has come to speak to, Ernesto de la Cruz. Given the lack of any onscreen confirmation of her identity and unique situation as the lone real figure painted on to this fictionalized world, GLAAD did not count the character in its tally. Kahlo has an incredibly interesting life story, and we’ve love to see her life explored further in other projects.

The out writer/co-director and out producer both spoke of the importance of representation during their Oscars speeches, and backstage when questioned about including LGBTQ characters in Pixar films said, “That’s a dream […] all of us would be very excited to have characters like that represented as a protagonist role.” We also hope to see this in Disney films, especially as their television side has begun to introduce queer characters like Cyrus on Disney Channel’s Andi Mack and included two moms in an episode of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins.


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Nothing is sacred when it comes to GLAAD's whining. It's a goddamn kids movie...give it a rest! The majority of adults [who took their kids to see this] probably have no idea who Frida Kahlo is/was...and, probably don't care. As for the kids...well, let's just say they were totally bamboozled by the kaleidoscopic colours and an indecipherable plot!

The Frida Kahlo reference was nothing but an in-joke courtesy of the production crew...blink and you'll miss it! Good grief, you should be thankful that Frida was in the film rather than moaning about the brevity of her appearance!

There are much bigger issues with Coco than Frida!!!

Cast & Characters

Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel;
Gael Garcia Bernal as Hector;
Benjamin Bratt as Ernesto de la Cruz;
Alanna Ubach as Mama Imelda;
Renee Victor as Abuelita;
Jaime Camil as Papa;
Alfonso Arau as Papa Julio;
Herbert Siguenza as Tio Oscar/Tio Felipe;
Gabriel Iglesias as Clerk;
Lombardo Boyar as Plaza Mariachi/Gustavo;
Ana Ofelia Murguia as Mama Coco;
Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Frida Kahlo;
Selene Luna as Tia Rosita;
Edward James Olmos as Chicharron;
Sofia Espinosa as Mama;
Carla Medina as Departures Agent;
Dyana Ortelli as Tia Victoria;
Luis Valdez as Tio Berto/Don Hidalgo;
Blanca Araceli as Emcee;
Salvador Reyes as Security Guard

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