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Soul

  • Drama
  • Horror
  • 2020
  • Pete Docter
  • 97 mins
  • PG

Summary

Set in the past, in which a family gets a visit from a strange little girl with a frightening prediction.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Between the Monstropolis of Monsters, Inc and Inside Out's emotional headquarters, Pete Docter has long been Pixar's king of surreal worlds. That remains resolutely the case with the Oscar-winning Soul, which Docter co-directs with Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami). A matter of life and death that navigates its hidden depths with delicacy and world-building dazzle, Soul follows New York teacher Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx), a frustrated jazz musician who meets an untimely demise. Determined to return to life from the "Great Beyond", Joe unites with sulky, unborn soul 22 (Tina Fey), sparking off a playful mix of celestial chase movie, body-swap romp, buddy movie, fish-out-of-water comedy and existential enquiry alike. Even if the free-jazz plotting seems initially wayward, the results brim with exuberance, invention, wit, and musicality. The film's disparate parts cohere beautifully in a bold take on life fulfilment that culminates in a finale as sweetly, softly poignant as Pixar's best.

Credits

Cast

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JoeJamie Foxx
22Tina Fey
MoonwindGraham Norton
TerryRachel House
Counselor JerryAlice Braga
Counselor JerryRichard Ayoade
LibbaPhylicia Rashad
DezRawlings. Donnell
CurleyAhmir-Khalib Thompson
DorotheaAngela Bassett
PaulDaveed Diggs

Crew

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DirectorPete Docter
DirectorKemp Powers

Details

Theatrical distributor
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK
Released on
2020-12-25
Languages
English | Korean | Malay | Inuktitut
Formats
Colour

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