Soul follows Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher who nearly dies in the wake of handling the gig that could change his career. Joe gets away from existence in the wake of death and winds up in the Great Before, where he unintentionally becomes guide to soul 22.
After a progression of incidents (counting body-trading), both Joe and 22 realize what makes being human on Earth so extraordinary. Joe than allows up to return to life so 22 can at last be born.
Fortunately, the Jerrys of the Great Before pay heed, and allow Joe another opportunity. At the point when Jerry requests that how he’s going go through his time on earth, Joe says, “I’m not sure. But I do know I’m going to live every minute of it.” The film closes with Joe venturing out of his home and taking a full breath.
Despite the fact that that is the closure they chose, co-essayists and chiefs Pete Docter and Kemp Powers experienced a few potential endings, including a few renditions where Joe die.
Forces told Collider, “[W]e did a lot of versions of Joe dying at the end and staying dead, in all kinds of different ways. Some of them were way more emotional. Some of them were funny. We did a lot of different endings.”
“We felt that he had learned enough to appreciate the things that he didn’t value to begin with,” Docter disclosed to USA Today. “And that’s why we felt like, ‘Oh, that could work.’ It felt very noble that he’s sort of sacrificing his chance to go back and instead handing it off to 22. But as it turned out, so much of the film was about him learning for the first time that, ‘Hey, wait a minute. My barber has a whole life that I didn’t know anything about. I didn’t know that I could be honest and truthful with my mom.’ It felt like it was robbing him to not allow him to go back.”
Different endings demonstrated what befell 22, who isn’t seen again after their spirit slides to Earth. Be that as it may, each time they concocted an epilog for 22, they adjusted their perspectives. Forces stated, “There was one where Joe was touring with Dorothea and teaching students privately on the side, and 22 was a new student and he recognized that it was her.”
The filmmakers concluded “there was something innately not satisfying about it” so they decided to leave 22’s life a secret.
One post-credits sequence they considered would have indicated what befallen Mr. Gloves, the feline whose body Joe has for a large portion of the film.
At last, they concluded that indicating the fates of the characters conflicted with the message of the film, which digs into living for the little minutes and the occasionally unsatisfying nature of accomplishing a dream.
“We know that audiences often want to be told exactly what happened to the character,” Powers told USA Today. “They want to know that the character made the ‘right’ decision. But in the case of Joe, we didn’t want to put a choice on him. We wanted to say that regardless of what he ended up doing, whether it was going back to teaching, playing in a band, or some hybrid of both, he just appreciated life better.”
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