Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Director: Pete Docter
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove, Angela Bassett

Joe Gardner is an aspiring jazz pianist who is forced to eke out a living as a middle school music teacher. One day, he suffers an accident that separates his soul from his body, and his soul ends up in the Great Before. Like Inside Out five years ago, this metaphysical Pixar animation deals with some big questions about birth, death, and the meaning of life. The movie delivers another inventive interpretation of an abstract concept, even if the characters and their eventual insights are not that groundbreaking. An Academy Award winner for best animated feature and best original score.