Disney’s Soul: A lovely, timely metaphysical movie

Soul is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar. Soul stayed with me long after I was done with the film, and that is a mark of a truly moving movie. Written by Anvita Singh
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Updated: December 28, 2020 10:05:50 pm

Soul is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar. But what is more significant about the film is that it raises important questions about life and its meaning, without coming off as high-handed or preachy. The answer lies in the journey that Joe and 22 take. The purpose of life. We often wonder about this, or are frequently asked about it by well-wishers. It is not only visually stunning, but also engages and entertains whilst asking us heavy existential questions. It really was inspiring to see the lead characters unveil the secret to life. It has some laugh-out-loud moments as well as sweet background music, courtesy Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. And what is that, you may ask. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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While Soul has predictable beats, its execution is near-perfect. But Soul is not about cliches. The prevailing feeling remains one of dread, uncertainty and loss. And Soul probes these subjects with its gentle fingers, forcing us to look inside ourselves. He then meets Tina Fey’s unborn soul 22, who doesn’t want anything to do with mortality or human life. Some find it, and some figure it out along the way. We never thought our lives would be disrupted this way. Soul is a Disney-Pixar movie that is based on that one-line question. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. (Photo: Disney Plus Hotstar)
‘What is your life’s mission?’ This is a simply-worded question that is so loaded. Let’s just say I shed a few tears. It is a metaphysical movie that is absolutely lovely to look at. There was one sequence where we see Joe get ‘into the zone’ when he settles down to play an inspired piece on his piano. And of course, it has to be said that the timing of the release is perfect too. So what is next for Joe? All in all, a wonderful watch. Joe’s mission then becomes to induce a sense of wonder and curiosity into her. Directed and co-written by acclaimed filmmaker Pete Docter, Soul is a perfect New Year’s watch. Like so many good movies, the main selling point of the film is not the answer to this million-dollar question. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd



Jamie Foxx

Tina Fey Very simply put, it is in the very act of living. But does he succeed? The talented Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardener, a middle-school band teacher who is passionate about jazz and dreams of playing it in the biggest club of the town. I know words like ‘journey,’ ‘self-discovery’ are thrown around with a disarming nonchalance in this day and age. He ultimately gets to do it, but that doesn’t fill him up as he had hoped.