I finally got a chance to check out Disney and Pixar Animation Studios upcoming film, Soul and I must say it was quite interesting. I have been waiting to check out this movie for some time now and finally got to see an advance screening yesterday. I will say this, if you have small kids, this is not the family type of movie for them. I would suggest ages 13 and up would be more appropriate because of the subject matter because younger kids won’t understand.
It’s a tale of Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) and he’s a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is playing jazz, and he’s good. But when he finds himself in another realm helping someone else find their passion, he discovers what it truly means to have soul.
Also in the film is Angela Bassett as the voice of Dorothea and Tina Fey as the voice of 22. Joes true passion is playing jazz. He loves playing so much that he gets lost in his music and goes into a zone.
Later without giving too much away, Joe finds himself in The Great Before—a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, to show her what’s great about living.
I liked watching the movie and although it lost me in a few areas, it was easy to follow along, good storyline but I was left with a few questions lol. To sum it up, it’s about living your passion and doing whatever makes you happy. Even if others don’t see your dream. Although Joe didn’t feel the love from his family and they didn’t support him at first, he knew that playing music was his true love and was determined to do it regardless.
Inside I share some of the most memorable quotes from the film, some very powerful and intriguing. Disney and Pixar’s Soul will be streaming exclusively on Disney + on Christmas Day, I give it a solid C. Inside is also the trailer and more images, enjoy your day and be safe out there!
Most Memorable Quotes From Disney Pixar’s Soul
All the times I’ve been so close to getting to my dreams and something gets in the way.
Once I get on that stage tonight all my troubles are going to be fixed, you will see a brand new Joe Gardner!
I’m going to make you wish you never died
So much for chasing after gigs, huh?
Too bad you can’t rescue your career.
My mom has never understood what I was trying to do with my life!
Does this gig have a pension, health insurance? Then it’s the same as the other ones!
Finally land the gig of my life and you’re upset.
Dad could pursue his dreams and I can’t?
Music is all I think about from the moment I wake up in the morning, till the moment I fall asleep at night.
My mom has her own idea what success is and being a musician isn’t it.
Ray would have been so proud of you, just like I am.
I can’t believe Im getting advice from an unborn soul.
Truth is, I always thought it was something wrong with me, maybe I’m not good enough. You showed me about purpose and passion.
Leave me alone, I’m trying to find my purpose!
You hated music until you were in my body, I hope you enjoyed!
I just let her walk a mile in my shoes, you can say.
A spark isn’t a soul’s purpose, your purpose is your meanings in life.
My only purpose on this planet is to play, it was what I was meant to do and nothing is going to stop me!
Get ready Joe Gardner your life is about to start!
I’ve been waiting on this day my entire life, I thought it would feel different.
So what do you think you will do, how are you going to spend your life? I’m not sure but I do know, I’m gonna live every minute of it!
Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.
Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Daveed Diggs, “Soul” is directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray (Pixar short “Lou”). Globally renowned musician Jon Batiste will be writing original jazz music for the film, and Oscar®-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”), from Nine Inch Nails, will compose an original score that will drift between the real and soul worlds.