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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 #219 | Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 59 wins & 67 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)

Jamie Foxx & Tina Fey on 'Soul,' Improv, and Inspirations

Soul stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey share how they contributed to each other's voice performances, and the real-life TV personalities who helped shape their comedic futures.

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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

The tailoring business owned by Joe's family is based on the real-life Advanced European Tailoring shop in Berkeley, California. Pixar animators spent many hours there, taking notes and illustrations to capture everything from the look of the shop to the movements of the workers. They also spoke with the owners of the shop, Zoltan Hajnal and his wife Puje Dorjsure, to learn more about what inspires them to do their job. Hajnal said he and his wife were not paid for their contributions but were proud to be a part of the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 49 mins) It makes no sense for Joe to stay outside the bathroom while 22 is taking a shower in his body, since neither would mind the nudity. This was done purely for the sake of the audience. 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

The closing credits are accompanied by scenes of You Seminar trainees playing games and tricks. See more »

Connections

Featured in Top 10 Best Animated Films of the 2010 Decade (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

It's All Right
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Produced & Performed by Jon Batiste
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Life Affirming, Every Minute of it...
25 December 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

There are times during the first quarter when you may believe someone's spiked your drink with an hallucinogenic as Disney's innovative way of capturing our entrance and exit to the world is developed but, as you will find, this is a film to get you thinking and, more importantly, thinking about yourself - reflecting so to speak. Delivered with the usual Pixar excellence, if this doesn't make you realise that tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life then rewind, pause and start again, because the message is universally important to all - and that includes you!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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:

$111,700,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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