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Flick In A Limerick

A middle school band teacher who wants something more
Finally gets the opportunity he has been waiting for
A near death experience puts him in the dark
He mentors a lost soul in need of a spark
Working together for something greater in store

Shot Caller – Pete Doctor

Role Play (Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Phylicia Rashad, Rachel House, Angela Basset)

Nose Candy

“You are the greatest… pain in the butt”

“I don’t have a body that’s why I’m a nobody get it.”

“You can’t eat dreams for breakfast”
“Then I don’t want to eat”

“The zone is enjoyable. But when that joy becomes an obsession, one becomes disconnected from life”

“Lost souls are obsessed by something that disconnects them from life”

“So what are you going to do with your life?
I don’t know but I’m going to live every minute of it”

Style Points

+Pixar Animation
+Manhole scene
+Ship saving sequence
+Subway chase
+Flashback life montage
+Lost soul sequence

Money Shot

Barbershop Scene

The Big Finish

I must admit that it is refreshing to see an animated feature that is centered on African American characters and culture while not being the overall focus on the movie in it’s entirety. Pixar doesn’t disappoint as this picture is visually pleasing. I enjoyed the multiple uses of “soul” cleverly incorporating music and inner consciousness. There is also a masterful array of contemporary jazz, blues, neo-soul and even some hip hop sprinkled in. The animators did an incredible job with the finger movements during the piano scenes. Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey deliver exceptional performances where as the film went on I forgot they were there and really got invested in their characters. In the black women that don’t age category Phylicia Rashad and Angela Basset check all of the boxes while in real life still being able to look better than their animated counterparts. Soul truly is an out of body experience that requires viewers to ask themselves – What do you want to be remembered for?

– Caleb Harris

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