Luca movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Probably, but for animation fans and other kid-friendly adventure stories, Luca is an excellent choice. Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer star in this entertaining and well-made family comedy.


In a seaside town on the Italian Riviera, a friendship grows between a young human being and a sea monster who transforms into a human when out of the water. But they both deal with troubles to keep his secret off the surface.

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Movie details

Director: Enrico Casarosa
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sohn, Lorenzo Crisci
Writer: Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones
Release Date (Australia): 18 June 2021
Runtime: 95 minutes/1h 35m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Language: English, Italian


Themes (G)

The film contains thematic elements in the form of threat, menace and bullying.

Violence (G)

There is very mild punching violence throughout that is brief and usually depicted in a comedic context.

mpaa rating

PG (for rude humor, language, some thematic elements and brief violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The charming friendships, quirky characters, and beautiful animated constructions are especially what make this entertaining Pixar adventure a gorgeous and delightful feature. If you are a serious Pixar, animation, or child-friendly adventure fan, Luca is definitely a marvellous choice for you. It’s nice that Pixar takes a friendly sea-creature story and places it on the Italian Riviera, as well as setting some pleasing and agreeable messages along the way.

It’s a refreshing and beautiful animation, but it’s not a tearjerker to those who were expecting some cries. The animation in this coming-of-age family-comedy is visually striking. There’s lots of lovely bright colours, plus the depictions of the sea-monsters are just gratifying. 

Obviously the voice acting, sound effects, and music of Luca are all diverting. There’s always the average extendedness in the film, which is usually forgettable but not really moving at the time. Children and adults will likely love the charming story and gorgeous animation. The film is also amusing and quite funny at times, but can also get a little silly.

Thanks to the fine creation of this beautiful animated tale, it’s a very nice-messaged story about friendship and most importantly, acceptance (in an adorable fantasy context).

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