The movie COCO and Gospel Truths

Spoiler Alert! My new favorite movie is COCO. It’s about the Hispanic tradition of “The Day of the Dead”.  I had never heard of that until moving to Idaho and I bought the DVD before even seeing the movie in the theaters.  I’m so glad I did.  There are gospel truth’s in this movie.

Some of the truth’s taught while not 100% correct are close.  Here are a few:

  1. Families can be forever.  Families remember each other. Luke 16: 19-31screen-shot-2013-07-04-at-7-03-15-pm[1]
  2. Talent come with us from the Pre-earth life often.
  3. There are two deaths- A physical and a spiritual. This is sort of portrayed in the movie. It’s not 100% correct, but ya get the idea.
  4. The spirit world is all around us. (see quote below)

For instance, Mormon’s know that families can be together forever.  This is portrayed through out the movie with the living and the dead.

Miguel is a little boy who loves music, but his grandmother is 100% against it.  Everyone in his family stays away from it.  Not Miguel. He searches it out and hides it.

Miguel had no idea what his Great grandfather looks like as he has passed away and the picture is ruined, but he searches him out.  (Genealogy)

Miguel learns that the spirit world is all around him.

“1. Temporal death. This is the natural death; it occurs when body and spirit separate; it results in corruption and decay. Because of the atonement of Christ all men will be raised from corruption to incorruption, from mortality to immortality, thence to live everlastingly in a resurrected state.

“2. Spiritual death. This is death as pertaining to the things of the Spirit. It is death as pertaining to things of righteousness. It is to be cast out of the presence of the Lord. It is a way of life which is in opposition to that of the Father of us all. Because of the atonement, because the Lord Jesus bore our sins on conditions of repentance, we have power to gain eternal life, which is spiritual life, which is a life of righteousness, which is life in the presence of our God.  (see 2 Nephi 9:9)

Latter-day prophets have said that the spirits of those who have died are not far from us. President Ezra Taft Benson said: “Sometimes the veil between this life and the life beyond becomes very thin. Our loved ones who have passed on are not far from us” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1971, 18; or Ensign, June 1971, 33). President Brigham Young taught that the postmortal spirit world is on the earth, around us (see Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young [1997], 279).

Spirit beings have the same bodily form as mortals except that the spirit body is in perfect form (see Ether 3:16). Spirits carry with them from earth their attitudes of devotion or antagonism toward things of righteousness (see Alma 34:34). They have the same appetites and desires that they had when they lived on earth. All spirits are in adult form. They were adults before their mortal existence, and they are in adult form after death, even if they die as infants or children (see Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith[1998], 131–32).


This may not make sense, but if you have questions, please ask.  There are scriptures Genealogy[1]that hold these up.    Malachi 4:5-6 

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