The Book of Life 3D | Chicago Reader

The Book of Life 3D

Rated PG 95 minutes 2014

This Pixar knockoff from 20th Century Fox is more imaginative than most, though like far too many of them, it's undone by a surfeit of glib one-liners and pop culture references. Based on Mexican folklore surrounding the Day of the Dead, the story centers on two lifelong friends, each watched over by a different lord of the underworld, who compete for the heart of a beautiful, headstrong girl. The character design is impressive, with figures that seem to be made of wood, hardened sugar, or melted wax. Jorge R. Gutierrez directed.

Film Credits

Director: Jorge Gutierrez

Producer: Guillermo del Toro, Aaron Berger, Brad Booker and Carina Schulze

Cast: Diego Luna, Zoƫ Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo Sanchez, Danny Trejo and Grey Griffin

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