I have a fear of death and I love the movie Coco, it has helps me realize that it is not truly the end. I find it comforting to think that death is a transition to the land of the dead, where we reside with our passed love ones and come to the living world to see our living family once again and we get to feel that they are still here with us.
I watched Coco many times, often to the point I would I would watch it every single day for a week. I never knew why. I don’t come from a Hispanic background and I always wondered why I was so drawn to this movie. I always played it off as the animation being gorgeous, which it was, but I realized what it
really was: the family dynamic. My family isn’t close at all, even my grandparents/uncles/aunts/cousins/siblings aren’t close to me. Coco inspired this yearning in my heart for a large family and I still dream of the day I’ll get that warm, loving family. It means so much to me and I’m so grateful for that.
My boyfriend and I love Coco, he always used to say that we were Hector and Mama Imelda. We are no longer a couple, and it hurt me more than I can say. A week later I watch Coco and seeing those characters he compared us to reconnect and fall back in love after a long time, it makes me have hope that we can to someday.
I’m currently planning my first solo trip to Mexico because of my deep love for Coco. I’m in a rough patch of life to the point where I’m breaking, Coco is how I get through day to day. So seeing Guanajuato and Mexico City personally would be amazing. I just hope I’ll have enough courage to do it.
I lost my grandmother in April 2018, I watched Coco before but more recently after her death. It was my first death of a family member. I tried not to cry the majority of the movie.
One thing Coco and I got in common is how dearly we miss our dad. Mine went away when I was 8 to work in another country and it saddens me whenever I watch the Remember Me scene. I hope I get to watch it with him once I reach him!
I’m not Hispanic or Latinx in any way, but over the 13 times I’ve watched Coco, and absolutely fell in love with it, the movie sparked an interest in me to start studying Spanish and learn more about Mexican culture. Honestly I just think it’s all so beautiful, and it’s one of the reasons Coco holds a special place in my heart.
The movie “Coco” really hits home for me. I’m part Mexican and my great grandma was dying and had amnesia just like Mama Coco. She died two months after Coco was released and I played the song “Remember me” for my great grandmother. I now have Disney to thank for helping me go through her passing.
I love Coco, but I feel that my love for the movie got ruined when someone started to tell us Filipino fans of the movie to speak Spanish again because Tagalog is “hard”. Many Filipinos are colonial minded and already have enough self-hatred towards themselves and their languages already. Stop enabling and encouraging them to do so!
Coco holds a special place in my heart. I recently changed my career path from pre-medicine to music composition. Just like Miguel’s family, my parents didn’t accept my decision at first, and I even stayed at my grandma’s house for a couple of days because I was so hurt. But thankfully, my parents have eventually come around and have accepted my decision, since that what my heart really wants. I hope to one day write a composition for Disney, even a small, simple melody! It would mean the world.