The Book of Life delivers family-friendly themes with humor (A-)

October 16, 2014 9:23 PM

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The Book of Life delivers family-friendly themes with humor (A-)

It isn’t easy to stand out in a crowded animation field, but Dallas’ Reel FX has done it with The Book of Life, one of the best animated films so far this year.

Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, who co-wrote the story with Douglas Langdale, it draws inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead, a time to honor departed loved ones by bringing sweet treats to altars built in their memory. It tells a story within a story that deals with friendship, romance, lear...

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