Coco (2017)

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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.

Film Overview
"Coco" is an acclaimed cartoon animation produced by Pixar Animation Studios and launched by Walt Disney Pictures in 2017. The movie is directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina. Set in the backdrop of Mexican culture, the movie weaves a fascinating plot, bound by customs, family worths, music, and a remarkable journey into the Land of the Dead.

Plot Summary
The movie's main character is young Miguel Rivera, who copes with his shoemaker household in Santa Cecilia. In spite of his household's generations-old restriction on music, Miguel's dream is to end up being an artist like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, a deceased popular singer and motion picture star.

On the Day of the Dead, through a series of events, Miguel strums De la Cruz's guitar which subsequently carries him to the Land of the Dead. Miguel isn't dead but becomes a skeletal figure, invisible to the living but visible to the skeletal spirits visiting the living world. Here he meets his deceased relative who take him to satisfy the spirit of Imelda, Miguel's great-great-grandmother, who puts a condition to send him back to the living world- Miguel needs to never ever play music once again.

The Main characters
Nevertheless, persuaded that De la Cruz is his great-great-grandfather, whose identity has actually always been a mystery, Miguel seeks the vocalist's assistance to go back to the living world. Teamed with a captivating trickster Hector, he started an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

In a twist of occasions, Miguel learns that Hector is his real great-great-grandfather who composed all the songs De la Cruz had actually claimed as his own. De la Cruz had actually poisoned Hector to take his songbook when Hector had actually chosen to return house to his spouse Imelda and child Coco. Hector's dream is to have his image displayed during the Day of the Dead so that he can visit his now-aged child Coco, and be kept in mind before he totally vanishes from the Land of the Dead.

Climax and Conclusion
The climax of the movie takes place when De la Cruz is exposed for his deeds, and Miguel battles to take Hector's photograph and guitar back to the world of the living. While Miguel is returned to the living, he plays Hector's song, "Remember Me" for Coco, reviving her memories, which results in the family lifting the ban on music.

By the next year's Day of the Dead, Miguel's family has accepted music back into their lives. The picture of Hector is placed on the household's ofrenda, enabling him to visit them. Images of those who had died during the previous year, consisting of Coco, are shown, highlighting that those who have actually passed on are still with us as long as we keep them in our memories.

Last Thoughts
"Coco" is a thoroughly satisfying and psychological journey for audiences of any ages. It presents the Day of the Dead in a vibrant and delicate light, showing it as a wondrous celebration of life instead of an event of mourning one's ancestors. The film perfectly integrates the styles of following one's dreams, the value of music, remembering our roots, and accepting our past.

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