Another wonderful movie from Pixar, which seems to have figured out how to tackle some unusual subjects in a way that’s both throughtful and entertaining.
Joe, a middle school music teacher, is about to get his big break with a gig at a music club, when he unexpectedly finds himself on the stairway to heaven. Desperate to get back to earth, he finds himself in a life coaching seminar for new souls (the “Herebefore”?) A plot is hatched.
This somewhat sketchy plot is held together by some fine voice performances, headlined by Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. The scenic design is also awesome, encompassing a fluorescent pink pirate ship, Bob Dylan, angels by Picasso, an obese cat, and Pizza Rat.
Whatever those guys are smoking, I want some of it.
Highly recommended. On Disney Plus.