The director of Pixar's box office hit Coco, Lee Unkrich, tweeted an emotional letter from a fan who shared her experience seeing the movie with her mother. It was the first time she and her mother had gone to the theater to see a film. Coco, which has touched many Mexican-American moviegoers for its positive portrayal of Mexican culture and characters, was also released in theaters in both English and Spanish. The decision to do so gave native Spanish speakers the opportunity see the film in a theater instead of waiting to watch at home with subtitles.
In the letter, the woman explains that her mother has not been to a movie theater in 30 years.
Last night, for the first time in my life, I took my mom to the movies. We went to the movies like real Americans do! My mother had tears in her eyes. She hadn’t been to a movie theater in over 30 years. She has always felt a bit out of place in the states. But last night, she forgot she was not from here. She felt at home. And of course the movie made us cry too!
Coco follows the adventures of a young musician who follows his dreams of being like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Along the way he finds himself trapped in the Land of the Dead and, with his new friend Héctor, sets out to uncover a family mystery.
Fans everywhere are singing the film's praises:
In addition to loving the film, people were deeply touched by the letter:
Many people could relate...
And the love and praise for Coco continued pouring in:
I'm not crying. You're crying.
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