Friendly reminder that Coco has become the most cinema-popular movie in the history of Mexico, with more than 16 million people watching it in only 17 days. It is expected to become the highest grossing movie in history too, with beyond 1000 million pesos made (40+ millions USD).
Friendly reminder that Jorge R. Gutierrez, director of The Book of Life, loves Coco and gives it his seal of approval.
The movies are nothing alike (I have seen them both.)
Do not, I repeat, do not be outraged for whatever reason in behalf of Mexico and mexicans. We went, we saw, we embraced it. And we hope you do, too. Because we would love it if you could walk in our shoes for a bit, so to speak. And the more succesful it is, the more stories about us can be produced later.
“I normally don’t tell people I’m a Christian because they assume you’re a zealot, or parochial, or close-minded. And I don’t think I’m any of those things. I go to a progressive church. We bring in great speakers and do a lot of volunteering. My religion is just a centering part of my life. It gives me guideposts. It gives me a code of ethics and helps me see dignity in other people. Sure, there’s a storybook nature to it. And it can be a shame that people focus so much on the story. I’d rather focus on the message the story conveys.“