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
  • IceCream-57 - 30 March 2024
    I really enjoyed watching this film with my son. Now most of it I viewed by myself since he is so young, but I still really enjoyed the film. The film takes place in a Latin American country and is centered around good, hard working people. The children in the film all have goals, but are a tad bit socially disadvantaged. Three young kids meet each other because they all want to win a competition in their local town and end up all becoming friends. What i enjoy about this film is the close bond between the friends throughout the movie. All social misfits, but very good people to one and other. Good family film.
  • DianaArtemisGoddess - 30 November 2023
    Beautiful movie
    I never expected this movie to become my favourite movie of all time, but it has! I always find myself coming back to watch it. Such a beautiful and inspiring movie. And absolutely in love with the Italian soundtrack. I would love to visit Italy one day because of this movie. Absolutely adore the heart-warming friendship between Luca, Alberto and Julia. Beautiful animation and a story of love and friendship. A wonderful film --- an absolute pleasure to spend time in the universe of this film. Appeals to all ages (I am 25), and has a unique story telling perspective. Would recommend to everyone.
  • krukk-59323 - 10 December 2022
    A lovely, wholesome story made with heart
    The film is very light-hearted infected me with its positive energy, it was a pure joy to watch. The characters are very lively and full of personality. All of them have great chemistry with each other so it never feels as if their friendship was forced or fake which the impression I often get in other movies/tv series.

    It's the better version of Encanto. Both movies have certain focus in mind(family and friendship) but Luca never strays away from it trying to have some bigger complex plot. As result there's more time spent on developing the characters and their relationships which makes for better experience.

    I liked the jokes in the movie and how the sea people have their own culture which involves specific vocabulary. It's a very colorful and heartfelt movie and I genuinely every minute of it. Great treat for rainy, depressing days.
  • vintagelilyrose - 20 July 2022
    "Silenzio, Bruno! That's just the dumb voice in your head."
    1) What's It About?: Two young boys experience an unforgettable Italian summer, enjoying gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. But all the fun is put at risk by a deeply held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just beneath the water's surface.

    2) Who's In It?: 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, and many more.

    3) This is such a lovely, colorful, and heartwarming movie! Makes me forget about the complications of life and what's currently going on in the world. <3 Such a great family film! Definitely a must-see for Disney and Pixar fans!

    4) The movie contains inspiring messages: 1 - Step out of your comfort zone & experience life outside your bubble.

    2 - Fight your fears and take risks to gain knowledge and enjoy life.

    3 - Accommodate with others even though you're different. You don't have to be like them to succeed.

    After watching this movie, whenever my subconscious mind sends me fears messages, I will say "Silenzio Bruno!"

    5) "Some people, they'll never accept him. But some will. And he seems to know how to find the good ones."

    "There's a million things you think you can't do. All you need is a chance to try."

    Every Pixar movie has amazing lines like these <3

    6) The cinematography and aesthetics are stunning, as well as a very good plot with great characters.

    7) Paris = Ratatouille Mexico = Coco New York City = Soul Italy = Luca Colombia = Encanto And many others!

    Disney's (or Pixar's) exploring the world and its individual unique cultures!

    8) Who else would LOVE to live in a town like that?? It is so wonderful! <3

    9) When Luca called Alberto a sea monster in front of the other kids, that broke my heart. :( And the ending :( Alberto sacrificed his Vespa and plan to travel around the world, just for Luca to go to school :( I swear Alberto is more like a brother than a friend to Luca cause he'll do anything to make him happy <3 I really wanna see how people are reacting and crying in the theater in person.

    10) Italian vibes are the grooviest & the story is so delightful.

    Vespas, friendship, freedom <3

    11) Luca is a beautifully animated fairy tale, not only about friendship, but it also reveals the problem of non-acceptance by society. To sum up, I just want to go to sunny Italy right now <3

    The Scorecard: Direction: 8/10 Acting: 9/10 Story & Screenplay: 9/10 Editing & Pacing: 9/10 Visuals & Cinematography: 10/10 Sound & Music: 6/10 Personal Enjoyment: 8/10 Overall Rating: 8/10.
  • MissSimonetta - 23 May 2022
    A great Ghibli homage
    LUCA was a pleasant surprise. I heard about the Ghibli influenced nature of the film but I was stunned to see it was more than surface level. The pacing is laidback and there are some great nods to ONLY YESTERDAY and PORCO ROSSO. It's a perfect movie to welcome in the summer with-- highly recommended.