Soul | 2020

Directed by: Pete Docter , Kemp Powers

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Main Plot

"Soul" follows the story of Joe Gardner, a passionate middle school music teacher with dreams of becoming a successful jazz musician. After a life-altering accident, Joe finds himself in a realm called The Great Before, where souls develop their personalities before being born on Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a soul named 22, who has a cynical view on life, and together they embark on a journey to discover the true meaning of life, purpose, and what it means to have a soul.


  • Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher, is the main character in Soul. He embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of life and his passion for jazz.
  • Tina Fey's character in Soul is 22, a soul who helps Joe Gardner, the main character, discover the true meaning of life.
  • Graham Norton voices the character Moonwind in Soul. Moonwind is a spiritual sign twirler who helps Joe Gardner navigate the afterlife.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Soul, Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher and aspiring jazz musician, learns the true meaning of life and finds his purpose. After a near-death experience, Joe's soul ventures into the Great Before, where he meets 22, a soul who has been reluctant to live on Earth. Through their journey together, Joe helps 22 discover her passion and desire to experience life. Eventually, Joe returns to his body and gets a second chance at life, realizing the importance of appreciating every moment and finding joy in the small things. He embraces his love for music and inspires others to pursue their passions. The film concludes with Joe's newfound understanding of the beauty and wonder of existence.

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Pete Docter Kemp Powers Animation Adventure Comedy Jamie Foxx Tina Fey Graham Norton