Arts & Entertainment

Luca

Pixar’s latest sweet coming of age tale follows two young sea monsters who reside off the coast of the Italian Riviera. When the two inquisitive boys, Luca (Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto (Jack Dylan Glazer), venture into the local township they break out of their comfort zones & come to realise the importance of trust and friendship.

During their adventures on land Luca and Alberto decide that they need to own a Vespa so that they can explore the vast world before them. In order to do so the boys must team up with local girl Giulia (Emma Berman) to win the town annual triathlon race, whilst keeping their true sea monster identities a secret.

Luca is a bright, vibrant and heartwarming Pixar film about being true to oneself. Despite the striking similarities to the critically acclaimed LGBTQI love story of Call Me By Your Name this film is purely about friendship & overcoming shyness.

All of the voice cast are exuberant and charismatic, which helps to bring a warmth and humour to the film. Whilst Luca doesn’t quite make as big a splash as the likes of Toy Story, Finding Nemo or Up it is still a wonderful outing by the studio.

★★★ ½