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"Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his."
  • PG
  • 2020
  • 8.0  (375,342)
  • 83

Soul is an animated movie and one of Pixar's top-notch creations released in 2020. It is a tale of a middle-aged musician named Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) who spends his life dreaming of jazz success while teaching music to middle school students. The story sets in motion when he finally gets a chance to play with his idolist Dorothy Williams (Angela Bassett) and dies in a tragic accident just before his big break. However, instead of resting in peace, Joe finds himself trapped in The Great Before, a place where new souls develop their personalities and passion before they are sent to Earth. In this place, Joe meets 22 (Tina Fey), a cynical soul who has no interest in Earth's life and has been stuck in The Great Before for centuries. Together they embark on a journey of discovering the true meaning of life, purpose, and the beauty of small moments.

Soul is an exceptional movie that manages to be both thought-provoking and entertaining. One of the highlights is the movie's animation style and how it transitions between the realistic and abstract worlds of the living and the souls. The soul world is abstract, with color schemes that define the soul's personality, fitting for an enchanting story that explores the world of the soul.

Another highlight is the voice acting that brings life to every character. Jamie Foxx shines as Joe, bringing an authentic feel to Joe's personality, while Tina Fey's performance as 22 adds a great sense of humor and an adorable character. Graham Norton voice acts as the movie's main antagonist, Moonwind, a character who is both comic relief and plays a significant role in Joe and 22's journey.

The movie's music is another significant factor that makes it a hit. Director Pete Docter and his team tap on the world of jazz to initiate the storytelling. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score, complemented by original jazz compositions by Globen Globenfelt, complement the visuals and superbly add a layer of emotion to the movie's performances.

The film explores complex themes of life and death, what makes life worth living, and the importance of enjoying every minute. The interpretation of 22's character raises questions about life and what it means to different people, as she learns to find her spark in life while battling her past trauma.

The movie also glorifies the simple life, emphasizing the importance of appreciating small moments that make life worth living. It reminds viewers how easy it is to get lost in the fast-paced world and the effects of not sparing enough time to reflect on life.

In conclusion, Soul is an impressive movie that successfully unpacks complicated themes through a beautifully crafted story. Whether you're a fan of Pixar's animated movies or not, this movie is an outstanding watch that will leave you pondering the meaning of life, appreciating every moment, and with a smile on your face.

Overall, Soul is an excellent movie for everyone seeking an inspiring, funny, and thoughtful story that explores life and what it means to each person. It delivers its message with utmost sincerity and impeccable, groundbreaking visuals and soundtrack.

Soul is a 2020 animated movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0 and a MetaScore of 83.

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Soul is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Disney+, Apple TV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Soul for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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