Vivo Movie Review: Should You Give It A Watch?

Vivo Movie Review: Should You Give It A Watch?

The family friendly musical adventure which is in animated form and has been directed and co-written by Kirk DeMicco, provides a vibrant and rich sense of place, primarily during its initial passage in Cuba. So here is a Vivo movie review. 

When it comes to the power of music in transforming and connecting people across miles and years, this movie is the strongest. But as soon as it becomes a movie of the road trip where the characters face hurdles to their destination of Miami, “Vivo” loses its charm. The Vivo release date was scheduled for 3 June 2021.

Vivo Movie Plot

The multi talented Lin-Manuel Miranda offers the voice and the songs of the titular who is a wide eyed and charismatic kinkajou who performs music on the streets of Havana. Most of the music in the movie carries the clever play with words and catchy rhythms which is the signature of the man who built “In The Heights” and “Hamilton”. The upbeat worked as an infectious highlight, Latin opening number which is performed by Vivo to an appealing crowd along with his human partners and also with aging musician Andrez. The two share an easy and warm chemistry. 

To the audience as you will find out later, among other animals, he is intelligent, but the rest of the world hears adorable chittering and chirping sounds. Still, Andrez and Vivo share a deep emotional connection. Vivo has a tender soul who still pines for others who got away. His earlier performing partner, Marta Sandoval, ran for the United States way before to fulfill her dreams of becoming a star. An invitation for a reunion in Miami for her farewell concert brings up old yearnings and memories for what might have been; his recalling of the melancholy, melon-hued sunset the day she went is swoon worthy. Similarly, flashbacks emerging in traditional, two-dimensional animation add a wistful, romantic feel when compared to the contours and textures of the current day scenes. Watch the Vivo 2021 trailer now.

In this Vivo movie review, it is important to mention that Vivo is not ready to leave the isolated familiarity of his Havana plaza for a trip to the big city. But when hardship hits the screenplay from DeMicco and “In the Heights” writer Quiara Alegría Hudes takes care with great grace and delicacy he must find the courage to make the journey and deliver one last song from Andres to Marta. A visit from Andres’ niece, Rosa (Zoe Saldana), and her daughter, Gabi (energetic newcomer Ynairaly Simo), offers Vivo the chance to stow away to Key West. And Gabi, who is a perky, purple-haired tween who’s somewhat a misfit—as the audiences are told repeatedly in her anthem about marching to the beat of her own drum—is so starved for friendship that she’s excited to make the 160-mile trek with him. She also hopes to make music with Vivo, which attends to a loss in her own family.

Vivo Movie Review: Cast

The Vivo movie cast include all the voice artists, they are:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Vivo, 
  • Ynairaly Simo as Gabi, 
  • Zoe Saldana as Rosa, 
  • Juan de Marcos González as Andrés, 
  • Brian Tyree Henry and Nicole Byer as Dancarino and Valentina, 
  • Aneesa Folds provides Valentina’s singing voice.
  • Michael Rooker as Lutador,
  • Gloria Estefan as Marta,
  • Leslie David Baker as 
  • Katie Lowes, Olivia Trujillo, and Lidya Jewett as the Sand Dollars


The Vivo movie is not a bad film if you watch it for visuals as it provides vibrant visuals and has done complete justice to its music. But the turn that the story takes can be a bit disappointing. But if you wish to watch Vivo, then read this Vivo movie review, have a look at the movie rating, and then do watch.

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