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Trailer For New Pixar Film Soul Is Leaving People In Tears

by : Julia Banim on : 13 Mar 2020 11:17

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From Toy Story to Up, Pixar Studios is extremely adept at latching onto audience’s heartstrings in a way that can last for a lifetime.

It now looks like they’ve done it again with Soul, a movie about aspiring jazz musician Joe Gardener (Jamie Foxx) who is transported to The Great Before, a pre-birth dimension where new souls get their ‘personalities, quirks and interests’ before being assigned to Earthly bodies.

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Scheduled for a summer release, Soul has all the heart, humour and life-affirming wisdom of a classic Pixar weepie. The trailer itself has proven enough to reduce grown men and women to tears, offering a soulful meditation on life, death and what exactly makes it all worthwhile.

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The visually beautiful trailer begins with music teacher Joe riding high after landing a dream gig at a jazz club. However, things take an otherworldly turn when, after suffering an accident, his soul ends up stranded in the ‘beforelife’.

It is in this pastel-coloured realm that Joe befriends 22 (Tina Fey), a soul who is decidedly less than enthusiastic about the prospect of entering the messy, imperfect human world. It’s clear this is set to be a deeply moving adventure that will spark many a sniffle in the cinema.

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One person tweeted:

I’m so excited man. I’m worried I’ll be a puddle of tears by the end.

Another said:

The movies not out yet and I’m already shedding tears.

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Honestly, I feel like I may need to start building my blubbing resilience up now for this one…

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Soul is scheduled to arrive in UK cinemas from June 19.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV, Jamie Foxx, Pixar, Soul, Trailer