I was selected by Disney to attend these events and experiences. This was an all-expense paid opportunity and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I first got a snippet of Coco during Blogalicious. Prior to that, I wasn’t familiar with the storyline of Coco. I knew that there would be Hispanic representation and anytime people of color get featured in a film, I’m pretty giddy about it. And so I settled in my conference chair and was surrounded by about 200+ fellow bloggin’ ladies. We got to be some of the first to see a 30-minute snippet of this movie. Um, 30 minutes was a tease.
I left Blogalicious with a bit of annoyance because how was I going to wait months to see Coco?
The holidays came and left. EB broke her arm and that shook our worlds for a few months and I didn’t get a chance to see Coco until fairly recently and this is probably one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.
This is the kind of movie that you’ll want to see again and again because chances are…you missed something the first time you saw it. It’s riveting at best but what I love most about Coco is its ability to toss you in so many emotions.
Our main character Miguel is such a likable and relatable little guy. If he’s not you, he’s someone you know and he’ll definitely remind you of a family member. With a sweet little personality, a great sense of humor and the determination to make his dreams come true, when you really think about it, Miguel is all of us.
It’ll make you think about your loved ones
The previews let us know that Coco was all about El Dia de los Muertos and if you know anything about this holiday, you know that this day honors family members who have passed. Since we can all relate to that, this movie may get you in your feels. I don’t think I’ve ever cried so hard during a movie in the past few years. Coco got me because it had me thinking about my grandparents and all of the relatives that I’ve lost. It also gave me a lot to think about regarding how I can let my living loved ones know how much they’re appreciated.
The music is ah-maziiiiiiing
That’s a given, right? I was listening to Coco’s soundtrack before I even saw the movie. The kids can’t get enough and the songs are so easy to get stuck in your head. The messages are great and well, I’m just happy to finally give the Moana soundtrack a rest (even though I loved it).
Coco on BluRay lands in stores on February 27th. You’ll be picking it up, won’t you?
FTC Disclosure: My travel, accommodations, and experiences were sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions are my own.