Set during the Italian Rivera and inspired by the films “The Shape of Water” and “Call Me by Your Name,” the newest film by Pixar teaches the viewers about the importance of friendship and family all set within a gorgeous Italian vacation. Enrico Casarosa makes his directorial debut filled with a beautiful animation style, a fun cast of characters, and a great story that the whole family can enjoy. Jacob Tremblay gives a fantastic performance as the title character Luca and has excellent chemistry alongside Jack Dylan Grazer, who also provides an excellent performance in the film. The film also contains a tremendous supporting cast, including Maya Rudolph, Jim Gaffigan, Sandy Martin, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, and Marco Barricelli. “Luca” may not be the next “Toy Story” or the recent Animated Feature Film winner “Soul,” but “Luca” is an excellent feel-good animated movie to welcome into the ever-growing superpower that is Pixar. Thanks to the beautiful animation, amazing themes of family and friendship, and great performances from Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer, “Luca” is a great Pixar film that has a ton of heart and excitement and is a gorgeous love letter to famous Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini.
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