Soul review – Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey lead the voice actors in this stunning musical animation.


Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey lead the voiceover crew in this stunning musical animation.

The extraordinary battle for survival coincides with the action in Pixar’s 23rd feature, rooted in a world story that many people remember, as it provides the most reliable picture of humanity. Record the quality of the music that can be broadcast. spirit Follow Joe Gardner African-American New Yorker Joe Gardner. (Voiced by Jamie Fox) ‘Mr Close But No Cigar’ junior band teacher, who has been trying to jazz up a full-time job for decades. Just when he thought he was finally taking a big break, Joe stepped into an open sewer and appeared as a faint blue creature riding an escalator to The Great Beyond.

Helped by Pete Docter for two Oscars (Reverse, up) And co-director Kemp Powers (screenwriter One night in miami– The one who works with Mike Jones – what happens is an adventure with shades. Matter of life and deathIt is seen hijacking back down the escalator before attempting to claw back to Earth via ‘The Great Before’ where a new soul is being prepared for becoming a baby.

Masking up as someone more famous than Joe ends up mentoring rookie number 22 (Tina Fey), a proven little puck for the best of a wide variety of worlds, including Gandhi. And Mother Teresa Rachel House voices Terry, the afterlife worker, believes The Great Beyond count is off, while Richard Ayoade and Alice Braga are mentors in The Great Before, both called Jerry.

In terms of animation only, Pixar has conquered himself. NYC’s hustle and bustle are on display as dramatic as the dirt of the subway system. There is also a real satisfaction in the difference between the worlds: the tangles of Joe’s beloved city and the misty blues and pinks characterizing the spiritual realms. The plump, squeezed cheeks of our protagonist and flawless complexion, and the thin Picasso-inspired line drawings bring life to Terry and Jerry.

The cast is awesome – from the pros Foxx and Fey to the hilarious, reliable House (Hunt for the Forest) And the formidable Angela Bassett as Dorothea Williams, the withered saxophonist whose Quartet-Joe is fighting hard to get his title back if The climax feels a little bit like a cop, and the story is a bit too complicated for younger kids. spirit Loaded with true emotions, and it’s unbelievably easy to get lost in the true wonder of it all.

Available to watch Disney + From Friday, December 25


  • 4 stars
  • 2020
  • we
  • 1 hrs 40 mins
  • PG
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • The performer: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs
  • UK launch: 25 December 2020

Pixar’s animation, in which a teacher with dreams of becoming a jazz musician, gets into an accident, leaving his soul separated from the body.

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