Detention takes a whole new turn for a group of students when they encounter museum guard Mary Beth. She tells them a story from the Book of Life, illustrating her tale with wooden figures from the museum. La Muerte, ruler of the Land of the Remembered, and Xibalba, ruler of the Land of the Forgotten make a bet. If a girl named María Posada marries a boy named Manolo Sánchez, Xibalba will stay out of mortal affairs. If, however, she marries a boy named Joaquín Mondragon, La Muerte and Xibalba will swap realms.
Years later, Maria agrees to marry Manolo, but before she can, Xibalba sends his dual-headed snake staff to bite her. She falls into a coma, but Manolo thinks she is dead and allows Xibalba to kill him so that he can be reunited with her. When Maria awakens and learns that Manolo is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry Joaquín so that he will protect her people. The wedding, however, is interrupted. Meanwhile, Manolo reveals Xibalba’s trickery to La Muerte and Xibalba agrees to set Manolo a challenge to win back his life. Does Manola pass the challenge? FInd out yourself by watching The Book of Life on Netflix today.
Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Carlos Alazraqui, Cheech Marin
Age Restrictions & Genre
This is an adventure, comedy animated film, rated U, with an IMDB rating of 7.3.
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