After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

Directors:

Pete Docter, Kemp Powers (co-director)

Writers:

Pete Docter (story & screenplay by), Mike Jones (story & screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Top Rated Movies #233 | Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 106 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Joe (voice)
Tina Fey ... 22 (voice)
Graham Norton ... Moonwind (voice)
Rachel House ... Terry (voice)
Alice Braga ... Counselor Jerry (voice)
Richard Ayoade ... Counselor Jerry (voice)
Phylicia Rashad ... Libba (voice)
Donnell Rawlings ... Dez (voice)
Questlove ... Curley (voice) (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson a.k.a. Questlove)
Angela Bassett ... Dorothea (voice)
Cora Champommier ... Connie (voice)
Margo Hall ... Melba (voice)
Daveed Diggs ... Paul (voice)
Rhodessa Jones Rhodessa Jones ... Lulu (voice)
Wes Studi ... Counselor Jerry (voice)
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Storyline

Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz -- and he's good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Graham Norton and Richard Ayoade have appeared in separate sitcoms featuring a Graham Linehan writing credit; in Father Ted (1995) and The IT Crowd (2006) respectively. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 1 min) Joe's mother shows no concern at all when her son suddenly seems to have a conversation with a cat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe: All right, let's try something else.
[tapping stick]
Joe: Uh, from the top. Ready. One, two, three.
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Crazy Credits

Produced at Pixar Animations Studios, "and at our homes at least six feet away from each other in the Bay Area." See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie's DVD and Blu-Ray release excludes the Disney+ Original logo at the beginning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Jafar the Daddy Dom (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Things Ain't What They Used to Be
(instrumental)
Written by Mercer Ellington
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Soul might be Pixar's most grown up film yet.
25 December 2020 | by black-wolf-riseSee all my reviews

While I found myself thoroughly engrossed while watching this movie a funny thing happened around the half way point. I realized I hadn't laughed once. Sure I had smiled a few times at the low key humor but never was a joke thrown in my face that seemed like it was just thrown in there to make sure the film didn't lose the kiddos. Admittedly Pixar doesn't usually go out of its way to ensure kids laughing every second but this film REALLY doesn't have that on it's mind.

This is a lovely story about a grown man discovering his true gifts in life and it left a big smile on my face. A very sweet and inventive film that will hopefully leave most of us adults with something to think about when the credits role.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean | Inuktitut

Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,714,603
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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