The Book of Life

Genre:  Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: October 17, 2014
DVD: January 27, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 3.64
based on 28 votes and 8 reviews
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Cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Ron Perlman


This animated feature is about Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man who can't decide whether he should fulfill his family's expectations or follow his heart. While fighting for the affection of the beautiful Maria (Zoe Saldana) with another man, Joaquin (Channing Tatum), two spirits, La Muerte and Xibalba, make a bet on the outcome. In order to guarantee he’ll win the bet, Xibalba sends a snake to kill Manolo, separating him from Maria.

Manolo, still desperate to be with the woman he loves, embarks on a journey through three fantastical worlds to reunite with Maria in the human world before she marries Joaquin. The film is full of breathtaking visuals and unforgettable characters on an adventure spanning every world imaginable.

Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Guillermo del Toro, Brad Booker, Aaron Berger, Carina Schulze
Screenplay: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Doug Langdale
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  • 5 stars "Very nice movie... And lesson to learned... Really recommend to watch it.... My kids want to watch it again... Cant wait for the DVD"
  • 5 stars "The story, the visuals, everything was amazing. Can't wait to pick it up on DVD"
  • 5 stars "Really enjoyed this movie. Amazing animation and great story line. Would watch this movie again"