The Book of Life

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An animated romance spans worlds as a young lover (voiced by Diego Luna) contends with the Day of the Dead with help from a stone-jawed hero (Channing Tatum) in order to claim his true love (Zoe Saldana). Director Jorge R. Gutierrez (who co-wrote the screenplay with Douglas Langdale) has crafted a fantastic kaleidoscope of color and fantasy, spiced up with humor and the vocal talents of Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube and Danny Trejo. But can a story about life and death be suitable for the kids? (Opens wide Friday) (PG) Not reviewed

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