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My Dear Family: Watching Disney’s ‘Coco’ for comfort in times of sadness

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Coco (2017): Of following your passion, love for family, traditions and death

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Just watched 'Coco.' I highly recommend it as a supplementary visual tool to introduce the concept of following your passion, love for family, keeping traditions alive and most of all, death. Before watching I was curious as to why the movie was not released during Halloween. Now I get it, it is not just an All Soul's Day movie, but it is timeless. On a personal note, it deeply tugged my heart. And not ashamed to admit that I shed tears inside the cinema. Its not just because I've lost my sister and quite recently a few more relatives and dear friends' have also lost loved ones, but its the general feeling of how (and if we do) remember dearly departed loved ones. And the thought of how (or do they) will they remember us back? The chosen song 'Recuerdeme' or 'Remember Me' is so beautifully simple and apropos (the movie version, not the local celebrity version). Before watching it with kids, please ask them first about their idea of death so that if ever they ask you during or after the movie, you will be ready with (hopefully) a good answer. If you lost a loved one recently or still hurt after years from the loss of a loved one, then this movie is for you. In its way it will help you, it will speak to you…to the depths of your soul. πŸ’”β€οΈπŸ’ž #coco #cocomovie #urmajestysiresmoviereviews #urmajestysiresfavorites #disneypixar #rememberme #recuerdeme

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Just watched ‘Coco.’ I highly recommend it as a supplementary visual tool to introduce the concept of following your passion, love for family, keeping traditions alive and most of all, death.

Before watching I was curious as to why the movie was not released during Halloween. Now I get it, it is not just an All Soul’s Day movie, but it is timeless.

On a personal note, it deeply tugged my heart. And not ashamed to admit that I shed tears inside the cinema. Its not just because I’ve lost my sister and quite recently a few more relatives and dear friends’ have also lost loved ones, but its the general feeling of how (and if we do) remember dearly departed loved ones. And the thought of how (or do they) will they remember us back? The chosen song ‘Recuerdeme’ or ‘Remember Me’ is so beautifully simple and apropos (the movie version, not the local celebrity version).

Before watching it with kids, please ask them first about their idea of death so that if ever they ask you during or after the movie, you will be ready with (hopefully) a good answer.

If you lost a loved one recently or still hurt after years from the loss of a loved one, then this movie is for you. In its way it will help you, it will speak to you…to the depths of your soul.