Deep into Soul — the new Pixar movie out on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — protagonist Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) achieves what he has been waiting his whole life for. Those are literally his words, not mine, but Joe is not anywhere near as happy as he expected to be. It’s unexpected for Soul too.
Most films, once they set a goal, send heroes on a journey on which they encounter obstacles, before arriving at their destination with new values. But Soul goes a step further and questions all of it. What is the journey worth? What should you be willing to give in pursuit of the goal? And what if we are moving towards the wrong destination?
In other words, Soul is interested in pondering the meaning of life. After a small misstep, Joe is transported to The Great Before and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself. Go watch this amazing movie.