July 24, 2021
Think "Splash" meets "Breaking Away," or "Call Me By Your Name," gets a dash of "Little Mermaid" and a lot less problematic story line and abuse of stone fruits.
Pixar hits another home run in Luca. Enrico Cassarossa, who brought us the charming short "La Luna," revisits the theme of youthful adventure and discovery. The character style and Mediterranean carry through with the same sense of adventure, wonder, and finding your place is a universe.
The movie works on so many levels. It's a travelogue of fantastic settings and charming villages. It's character driven. It's an underdog movie. It's about friendship and relationships. It's about food and family. It's about how you can't trust cats!