The Book of Life

Synopsis: From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Director(s): Jorge R. Gutiérrez
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 28 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

You're so cute when you beg.

- I'm serious. I hate it down there.

- Hey. You're there because you cheated!

You made your bed with that wager.

You're not the man I fell in love

with all those centuries ago.

Let's not dwell in the past, mi amor.

Anyway, I was thinking...

How about another little wager?

You think you can calm the flames

of my anger with another bet?

What exactly did you have in mind?

Let's check out the

menu for the evening.

Look there, my love.

Classic mortal dilemma.

Two boys. Best friends, no less.

In love with the same girl.

Fear not, seorita.

Your hero has arrived!

Is that so?

How dare you interrupt a guitarrista?

- The girl is mine.

- Never!

She is mine.

I belong to no one.

I believe we have our wager.

Which boy will marry her?

Very well.

We will each choose one of

these boys as our champion.

Let's go wish them luck.

- Maria, weren't you grounded?

- My father is overreacting.

How was I supposed to know

that chickens don't like baths?

Don't worry. He knows a real

man is protecting you tonight.

- You're not even close.

- But I have a moustache.

Yeah, just like your grandma.

- Maria.

- Manolo!

Come, mijo.

Your mother would be so proud of you.

- You think she'll come back tonight?

- Carmen is here.

But it's more like...

like a warm feeling you get

when loved ones are with you.

All of these families have lost someone.

But as long as we remember them...

We can feel their presence with

us for one night each year.

I just thought I might

see her one more time.

She always smelled like flowers.

I remember her singing.

She was a good woman, that one.

I miss her so much.

Just be still, and you can feel it.

Your mother is here,

along with all our ancestors.

As long as we remember them,

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