Pixar’s SOUL is the Perfect Movie for a World Weary of Living

Daniel Whyte IV
Jan 19, 2021 · 9 min read
The Jerrys attend to Joe and 22 in The Great Before.

There’s a scene in Pixar’s latest movie Soul where Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a struggling middle school music teacher, steps out of a jazz club after one of the most triumphant moments of his life and realizes he doesn’t feel the way he thought he would. He’s just performed with Dorothea Williams (Angela Bassett), fulfilling his life-long goal to “make it” as a professional musician.