Coco: A must-see movie with heart, humor, and “aha” moments

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Melissa Willets

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It was a frantic Tuesday night. I’d just fought traffic for two hours to get to New York City for a screening of Coco, the new Disney Pixar film I’d been invited to attend, lucky me, on behalf of BabyCenter. The kids were whining and exhausted after a full day at school, and I was feeling frazzled.

I wrangled small, resistant bodies into coats and hats to fend off the freezing wind chill on the city streets. We made it to the theater (we had to run!), took our seats, and took a deep breath. We were in for a treat of a film. Coco both entertained, and managed to snuggle deep inside our hearts with its touching story and messages. Bottom line: This movie was totally worth the effort it took to get to the theater, and I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Coco is a new Disney Pixar film

In case you haven’t yet seen a preview for the movie, here’s a little bit about Coco’s premise. Basically, the story centers around the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

An ofrenda from Coco

The main character is a little boy named Miguel, who dreams of becoming a famous musician like his great-great grandfather, Ernesto de la Cruz (who is voiced by Benjamin Bratt). The problem is that his family doesn’t approve, vehemently.

Through a series of magical events, Miguel is soon thrust into the world of the dead, where he meets his family members who have passed on.

Miguel goes to the world of the dead in Coco

His journey takes unexpected twists and turns, but ultimately, Miguel will learn some disturbing family secrets, and be forced to make a choice between his dream to become a musician, and the people he loves most.

You’ll have to watch Coco, when it comes out in theaters on November 22, to find out how Miguel’s destiny unfolds.

But here are a few hints about what happens in this colorful, musically-enchanting movie. First, a goofy, troublemaking character named Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), may not be who we think he is at first.

Miguel makes an unlikely friend in Coco

Second, parents should beware that there are a few scary sequences that made my kids cover their eyes, especially those featuring a spirit animal who starts off on the wrong foot with Miguel.

Coco's spirit animal is a little scary

Finally, be prepared to tear up during some scenes when Miguel learns about secret connections among his family members, and how much love truly matters. A song called “Remember Me,” which was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez of Frozen fame, is sure to make you think about your loved ones who have passed on, and perhaps even rethink their roles in your life now that they are gone.

Coco and Miguel

Ultimately, Coco is a movie about how we are connected to family members alive and dead. It’s about how nothing is more important than love. It’s about not judging a book by its cover, so to speak. It’s about believing in yourself, and following your dreams.

The film definitely contains more than a few important messages for viewers of all ages. But if deep thinking isn’t your thing, Coco will make you laugh (skeleton humor abounds), awe you with its vibrant landscape, and catchy musical numbers, and shock you with plot twists you can’t possibly predict.

But if you let it, this film will stay with you long after its closing credits scroll off the screen.

For more information, check out movies.disney.com/coco, Hashtag: #PixarCoco, Pixar Coco Facebook, Pixar Coco Twitter and Pixar Coco Instagram.

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Coco Ho Claims QS6,000 at the 2017 Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro

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PLAYA DE PANTIN, Galicia – Spain (Saturday, September 2, 2017) – The Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro culminated today with the victory of Coco Ho (HAW), 26, over Caroline Marks (USA), 15, in two-to-three foot surf.
Despite a near-disappearing act from the waves, the women’s final day was full of surprises and crowned the 2017 Champion in front of huge crowds enjoying the show from the iconic Pantin headland.

In the final, Caroline Marks was quick to take action and post a decent 6.17 in the opening minutes of the bout. Coco Ho had a slower start but after a few exchanges, found herself with priority when the first real wave of the final approached.

Starting on her backhand, the Hawaiian locked in two excellent turns right in the lip for an 8.83 and the lead. While Marks had a hard time keeping her composure under pressure, Coco continued to exploit the right sections and posted a 7.67 to put her opponent in a combination situation, and eventually take out the 2017 Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro. After the Pro Anglet last week, Coco Ho continued on her roll and signed back-to-back wins, adding an important 6,000 points to her 2017 QS tally.

“It’s been amazing to be back in Pantin, I can never believe how beautiful this place is,” Ho stated. “The waves have been really fun this week, and I’m stoked it’s my third time back and I finally got a good result! From the water it was insane to see so many people, so thank’s everyone for coming to support us.”

At only 15 years old, Caroline Marks claims a career-best runner-up at this level of competition, but it comes as no surprise as her season attests of the talent the Floridian-born surfer has shown. With another couple of big results under her belt, she has one foot anchored in the QS Top 6 and a potential seat on the 2018 Championship Tour roster.

“It’s been such an incredible week, I’m so blessed and grateful of my whole support crew,” Marks said. “I wasn’t really thinking about points, I’m really just trying to have fun surfing, but it’s really exciting. I’m simply just going to try my hardest in the next QS event and whatever happens, happens. I have a few trips between now and the Sally event so I’m going to keep on living the dream right now.”

In a wave-starved opening semifinal, Bronte Macaulay (AUS), 23, tried to keep busy and surfed three average waves to build a low-scoring heat total of 9.60. It seemed like the right option considering her opponent did not have a score on the board halfway through the heat, but Marks came back in the heat with a solid 7 point ride. The american only needed a minor score which she easily got in the dying moments of the heat, forcing Macaulay out in equal third place in Pantin.

“It was a tricky heat with not many waves and Caroline got the one set that came through,” Macaulay said. “It was one of those heats you wish you’d done differently, but I’m super happy to have a heat against her, she’s such an awesome person and has been ripping all event!”

The second semifinal unfortunately suffered the same swell-plague as Ho and Silvana Lima (BRA), 32, battled for the second spot in the final. This time, the patient approach of Lima did not pay off and it was Ho’s average scoreboard that was enough for the win. The Brazilian, who posted an incredible 18.66 total in the quarters did not get an opportunity to showcase her radical brand of surfing and bowed out in equal third place.

“I always have good results here in Pantin and I love coming back!” she said. “This result is great for the points, I feel a lot more comfortable now to re-qualify for next year. ”

The next call in Pantin will convene the men at 9 a.m Sunday for the finals.

The Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro is scheduled from August 29 – September 3, 2017 at playa de Pantin, Galicia / Spain. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.

The Pull&Bear Pantín Classic Galicia Pro is supported by Turismo de Galicia, Pull&Bear, Deporte Galego, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Rural ES, Diputación da Coruña, Concello de Ferrol, Concello de Valdoviño, Mahou, Mercedes and Tag Heuer, as official timekeeper, with the additional collaboration of Siroko, Gadis, Abanca, Zumosol, Iberia Express, Artesanía de Galicia, Aguas de Mondariz, Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia, NB21, Intermax, Costa das Ondas and MagicSeaWeed among others.

PANTIN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO WOMEN’S FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Coco Ho (HAW) 16.50
2 – Caroline Marks (USA) 11.17

PANTIN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO WOMEN’S SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Caroline Marks (USA) 11.77 def. Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 9.60
SF 2: Coco Ho (HAW) 9.67 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 6.27

PANTIN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO WOMEN’S QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Caroline Marks (USA) 12.20 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.07
QF 2: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 14.03 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 13.37
QF 3: Silvana Lima (BRA) 18.66 def. Keely Andrew (AUS) 5.30
QF 4: Coco Ho (HAW) 14.93 def. Dominic Barona (ECU) 12.47

PANTIN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO WOMEN’S RD4 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Caroline Marks (USA) 13.67 def. Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 8.84
Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.70 def. Minori Kawai (JPN) 10.30
Heat 3: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 11.84 def. Frankie Harrer (DEU) 7.40
Heat 4: Paige Hareb (NZL) 11.44 def. Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 10.93
Heat 5: Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.06 def. Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 13.34
Heat 6: Keely Andrew (AUS) 12.10 def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 8.80
Heat 7: Dominic Barona (ECU) 11.84 def. Philippa Anderson (AUS) 10.06
Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) 15.50 def. Macy Callaghan (AUS) 10.87

UPCOMING PANTIN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO MEN’S RD5 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Yago Dora (BRA) vs. Wade Carmichael (AUS)
Heat 2: Michael Rodrigues (BRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)
Heat 3: Jesse Mendes (BRA) vs. Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Heat 4: Evan Geiselman (USA) vs. Miguel Tudela (PER)
Heat 5: Jorgann Couzinet (FRA) vs. Tomas Hermes (BRA)
Heat 6: Andy Criere (ESP) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 7: Nat Young (USA) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Heat 8: Keanu Asing (HAW) vs. Imaikalani Devault (HAW)

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