Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The Book of Life

The Book of Life is a 2014 animated film. The Younger Son bought me the DVD for an occasion, and we've just now gotten around to watching it. It's wonderful! We all enjoyed it.


The Guardian gives it 4 out of 5 stars and says, "It’s refreshingly sparky fare, boasting eye-catching design (wooden toys inspire CG magic), musical weirdness (Radiohead will never sound the same again) and proper laugh-out-loud jokes for young and old alike."

Roger Ebert's site gives it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars, calls it a "Mexican fiesta of animated splendor" and says,
“The Book of Life” personifies the philosophy that drives The Day of the Dead and encourages a healthy way to celebrate those who are gone. As he [the director] puts it, “As long as you remember those who came before you, and as long as you tell their stories, cook their dishes, and sing their songs … they’re with you. They live inside your heart.”
Time Out gives it 4 out of 5 stars and calls it "brightly detailed, exuberant and simply bursting with winning cultural pride." It has a critics rating of 82% at Rotten Tomatoes.


  1. I've been here FOUR times today and every time, my computer has frozen up. I've heard that quote, or one similar before, where our loved ones live on in our hearts and memories. I think it sounds like a movie I might enjoy. Thanks for recommending it.

    1. It's a comforting thought, and the movie is filled with the idea of redemption. I hope you find it and enjoy it :)