So, I have just arrived home from the cinema after watching Disney Pixar’s latest offering, Coco. I left the cinema in tears, not because I didn’t enjoy the movie but because it was so incredibly moving and really touched me.
It feels as though we have been waiting for Coco to arrive in the U.K. for such a long time. It was at cinemas when I visited Disneyland Paris in November and at cinemas in San Francisco when I visited back in December. I was tempted to go on both of those trips but didn’t – it was worth the wait though!
Visually, the movie is spectacular, the colours in Coco are so bright and vivid. It really captures your imagination and portrays Mexico and the festival Dia Dos Muertos as a beautiful celebration that I would love the opportunity to attend one day. I remember seeing Lydia and Lucy Connell”s photographs when they visited Mexico last year to celebrate the launch of the movie and thinking how beautiful the area they visited was.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I will try and explain how much I loved the movie without giving too much away. I was in awe of the movie from start to finish. The storyline and the characters held my attention throughout the film as you warm to them immediately, especially Miguel and Coco. I felt like I was emotionally involved from the start and I was constantly willing for a happy ending for the whole family, particularly Miguel and Hector.
I also love the fact that it captures the feelings of family over generations and also touches on some subjects that can be hard to discuss with children. The whole film centres around family and that is probably the most important aspect in my life, so it touched me quite deeply, not gonna lie, I wept!
In my opinion, Coco is prefect and I can’t wait to see it again. I would definitely say that it is a movie that can be enjoyed by both adults and children, I even think my teenage daughter would enjoy Coco as it is the kind of film that I believe can touch all generations.
I left the cinema wanting to tell people how good it is and wanting to go to the Disney Store and buy some of the gorgeous merchandise which always makes so much sense to me after seeing the movie. So please go and see it and take some tissues with you. I am now planning to head home, dig out some old photographs and keep the spirit of my ancestors alive to my children as I agree with Coco “family is everything” so “seize the moment” and get yourself down to your local cinema to see Coco! You may cry but you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for reading
Love Roisin x