Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Disney-Pixar animated fantasy comedy directed and co-written by Pete Docter. The story follows Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a middle school music teacher, who has dreamed of performing jazz music onstage, and finally gets a chance after impressing other jazz musicians during an opening act at the Half Note Club. However, an accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body and transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Gardner must work with souls in training, such as 22 (Tina Fey), a soul with a dim view on life after being trapped for years at the You Seminar, in order to return to Earth before it’s too late.
Joe Gardner: [voice over] What would you want to be known for on earth?
Joe Gardner: [voice over] We only have a short time on this planet. You want to become the person that you were born to be. Don’t waste your time on all the junk of life. Spend your precious hours doing what will bring out the real you. The brilliant passionate you, that’s ready to contribute to something meaningful into this world.
[on the phone]
Joe Gardner: I got the gig! I really need a haircut today, man. Can you fit me in?
[a dark barks at him as he’s about to cross the street]
Joe Gardner: Woh! Woh, sorry.
[to get away from the dog, he ends up in the middle of the street and accidentally falls into an open manhole, after which his soul gets separated from his body]
Joe Gardner: What the…? Hello?
Joe Gardner: So what do you want to be remembered for?
22: Probably for doing this funny cowboy dance.
[she starts doing the dance]
Joe Gardner: Great.
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