I just watched The Book of Life, and it’s probably the best film I’ve seen in awhile. The animation is so interesting and unique which is how I’d also describe the story. I may have expected a silly kids movie, but I laughed at Gabriel Iglesias’s mariachi character, gasped along with the children being told the story, and wept for Manolo.
Anything about Manolo in particular? NO JUST MANOLO IN GENERAL.
It also has a pretty amazing soundtrack that includes original movie tracks as well as fresh takes on songs like Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” and Radiohead’s “Creep.”
But if you want to get back to crying, here’s “The Apology Song.”