My Life as A Zucchini

My Life as A Zucchini

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Edition: Blu-rayDVD combo pack
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (1 hr., 8 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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booksmile
Oct 19, 2017

Sweet and real and lovely. It shows kids dealing with issues that even adult media shys away from. Yay for a good and well-meaning orphanage too. Yay for a three-dimensional "bully" and yay for showing happy and sad moments. A moving and sweet claymation film that felt more REAL than many live-action films.
I think it is okay for older children to view, especially if they have had to deal with hard issues in their lives. Actually, I think this film would really help children that have had to deal with grief and dysfunctional parents and other hard issues.
I watched the English-subtitled French version and the special features showed how they had non-actor children really playing out the scenes while recording--which explains a lot of the realism and sincerity felt throughout the film. Also, you can tell the creators really loved and cared for the film, story, and characters.

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Shriram
Oct 12, 2017

this is NOT a Kid's movie IMO. I think it addresses issues that some kids will find overwhelming.

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readyrisa
Oct 07, 2017

Enjoyable animated movie from France, more for adults than children.

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llane
Sep 22, 2017

Enjoyed the movie, but some things I don't think are appropriate for children of a certain age

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MGallagher
Sep 16, 2017

Ce film est super chouette, autant pour les enfants que pour les adultes. La quantité de travail pour réaliser cette animation est phénoménale. Le tout est très impressionant.

SPL_Elizabeth Sep 10, 2017

This film is both heartwarming and very sad. It is set in a group home for children who cannot live with their parents for varying reasons including death, abuse, murder, and deportation. It deals with difficult topics in a way that is accessible to children but still engaging for adults. I loved watching the children's friendships develop and their shared moments of joy. There is a "making of" in the bonus features that goes into how the animation and voices were created. Overall, a sweet film that I would recommend for people who like stop-animation and are looking to take on challenging topics and their subsequent feelings.

AL_ALISON Aug 13, 2017

The stop motion animation is great. The story deals with grown-up themes like death, loss, bullies, adoption. But the plot still felt a bit too childish to appeal entirely to adults.

serenazacc Jul 27, 2017

A good, heartwarming movie all around. I would say it's more directed at teens than children, but that's up for debate. Deals with some mature subject matter re: abuse, violence, abandonment, etc. but in a gentle way. Best to watch in the original French with the English subtitles; kind of loses its charm in the English dub. I wish it had been longer (without credits, it's about 1 hour).

Franln Jul 17, 2017

Such a creative & quirky little film. It's amazing how much time & effort is put into these stop-motion animation movies. So cute!

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graybear1
Jun 11, 2017

Our whole family really liked this one. French film but with English voice-overs which are not at all distracting because it's animated. (Other languages too, I think.) Probably not for real young kids, but certainly middle-school age and up through older adults. At once heartbreaking, inspiring, funny, and uplifting. Not to be missed!

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mparsons333
Jul 04, 2017

mparsons333 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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