• The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life

Release Date: October 17th, 2014

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2015

PG |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths -- Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter -- one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle's outcome.

Cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube , Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin

Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez

Genres: Adventure , Children , Fantasy , Animated , Comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox Animation, Chatrone, Reel FX Creative Studios

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Soldier , Cheeky , Amusing , Rivalry , Love , Pursuit , Charming ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Book of Life is a visually stunning effort that makes up for its formulaic storyline with an enchanting atmosphere that sweeps you into its fantastical world, or in this case, three worlds. show more

  • 88
    Roger MooreMcClatchy-Tribune News Service

    A Mexican-accented kids’ cartoon so colorful and unconventionally dazzling it almost reinvents the art form. As pretty as a just-punctured pinata, endlessly inventive, warm and traditional, it serves up Mexican culture in a riot of Mexican colors and mariachi-flavored music. show more

  • 88
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    The Book of Life manages to be genuinely surprising and engrossing. show more

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film