Luca and his best friend Alberto experience an unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

  • Released: 2021-06-17
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sohn, Lorenzo Crisci, Marina Massironi, Luigi La Monica, Sandy Martin, Giacomo Gianniotti, Elisa Gabrielli, Mimi Maynard, Sacha Baron Cohen, Francesca Fanti, Jonathan Nichols, Enrico Casarosa, Jim Pirri, Arturo Sorino
  • Director: Enrico Casarosa
  • kosmasp - 12 September 2022
    Luca(ll) me by my name or you won't like them if they're wet
    No puns intended I reckon and both "summaries" or jokes or whatever you want to call them something I stand by. I approve those messages - like I approve most of what Pixar is doing - message and otherwise that is. Because this has a deeper thing to tell you than just the fun you can have with it.

    Of course and that is always the great thing with (most of) Pixar you can enjoy their movies without thinking about any social or other message it (tries) to convey. This is not just about becoming an adult, about growing up, about leaving the (wet) nest, it is about the changes while doing so (a male version almost of the Red Panda movie they did) - but also about parents being able to let their kids go. To trust them and their judgement.

    Again there is so much here ... and I only scratched thes surface (sorry for the pun). We also have the fear of the unknown, the tribal thinking and being as inclusive as possible to get to know other cultures and how they live and breathe (yeah I can't without a pun).

    Animation is amazing as we come to expect from Pixar, voice acting is phenomenal and the script works more than fine. Yes there are some coincidences or whatever you want to call them, yes there are cliche turns at certain points in the story, but that comes with the ... territory (you guessed it). Still this works for old and young alike ... and look alikes too ;)
  • tim-stjames - 13 June 2022
    For now, we'll just let adorable be enough.
    If you've ever wondered what it would be like if someone combined The Little Mermaid and Call Me By Your Name, look no further. Not every movie has to be a masterpiece, but for a studio that has produced so many of them, this feels like a lower tier entry.
  • loyalunicorn - 6 May 2022
    Santa mozzarella!! Another fun animated movie from Pixar
    Luca is an animation movie that excites me a lot with its impressive and detailed visual graphics, and candid story. It is exactly the kind of thing I wanted to watch and came across at the right time. The movie is about a cute sea monster (Luca) living in the deep waters of a small Italian sea town and his friend's (Alberto) journey to the surface to reach the Vespa of their dreams. It was the funniest animated movie I've seen in a long time. The characters' Italian accents were lovely and their transformations into sea monsters were very fascinating. All in all, it's an enjoyable animated movie that can be watched with family and children. It reflects the importance of friendship, kindness, and family relations very nicely and sincerely. Most of the time I found myself smiling. Although it seemed like it was over quickly because it was gripping, it amused and made me happy at the end.