Another achievement for Pixar Animation Studios! Jamie Foxx embodies his character of Joe, a middle-aged, middle-school band teacher and truly talented Jazz pianist, who is frustrated by his inability to make any progress in his desire to play professionally in a Jazz band. Twenty-Two is a lost Soul, unable to find her place in earthly existence. What happens to the two of them is what makes this such an unpredictable, and enchanting story. OK, it’s going to be about Joe and Jazz. Left Turn. OK, it’s about the ‘Great Before’, populated with fresh souls waiting to be born. Left turn. OK, It’s about Joe occupying the body of a cat and Twenty-Two occupying Joe – I swear. Left Turn. See what happens next. SOUL is joyous, hopeful and literally – life affirming.

After much delay, streaming on Disney Plus on Dec. 25, 2020 and who knows, maybe even shown in a real theater – though it’s doubtful.

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