Recently, I saw Disney/Pixar’s latest blockbuster, Coco, and I am absolutely in love with it. The animation is simply stunning and bursting with vivid colors. The movie centers around an adorable little boy named Miguel who desperately wants to be a musician, but his relatives, all of whom are shoemakers, disapprove of Miguel’s dreams. So, Miguel, along with his canine sidekick, Dante, set out on an adventure to find out why Miguel can’t play music. If I go into more detail about the plot, I would spoil the movie for you, so just see it for yourselves!
I would be wary of taking young children to this movie because there are some elements of the movie that are rather disturbing. Common Sense Media, an organization that reviews the child-appropriateness of movies, says that Coco is appropriate for ages 7 and older. However, I would probably say that 9 and older is probably better because I’m not sure how well a 1st-grader or 2nd-grader would handle some of the themes in Coco.
If you are looking for something to do on a rainy or particularly cold afternoon, head to your local movie theatre and see Coco. It is a beautiful, deeply moving film that older children, teens, and adults alike will all fall in love with.