Dream V. Family
Review by Ross Anthony

Yes, I definitely recommend. I cried like a baby. Screened this at a local theatre chain, with a regular theatre-going crowd and guess what? They applauded. It's not often that a film gets an applause.

So, don't worry if it's not Halloween or Day of the Dead, this is a great film to see anytime. It explores the challenges that arise when one wants to follow a dream that is in direct conflict with family. The film has good pace, good story, good music, and a good twist. While entertaining you, dazzling you with artistic visuals, the film will be quietly winning over your heart. We all have family and we all have dreams, and we are all connected in this miracle of life. Enjoy.

The only thing I didn't like about the film was the pre-film minute or two featurette that explains why we should be very impressed with a certain scene in the film. Silly. This rather spoiled that certain scene for me. Why not just put that featurette at the end. It's as if they felt so insecure about that scene that they needed to alert people in order to have them enjoy it as desired. Silly and unnecessary.

That said, The Frozen franchise short ("Olaf's Frozen Adventure") that precedes Coco is awesome. Yes, it's pretty slick visually, but as a holiday time parable it's really rather beautiful. A lovely story that brings home a beautifully important point.

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  • Coco 3d. Copyright © 2017.
  • Starring Anthony Gonzalez (VIII), Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil. Directed by Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina. Disney/Pixar

Grade..........................A+ (4/4)

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