My Life as A Zucchini

My Life as A Zucchini

DVD - 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.

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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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graybear3
Jun 10, 2017

A wonderful little gem!

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BridgettM
Jun 06, 2017

This animated film for adults and teens has themes of loneliness, some of the horrible things children can experience, and finding a family, other than a biological one. The wonderful stop-motion animation is a treat for the eyes. I thought the movie had a good mixture of darkness and light, though most of it is more sad than happy. The pace is slow, and to me, it felt longer than its actual 68-minute length. I also enjoyed the quirky short film (approximately 8 minutes in length) The Genie in a Tin of Ravioli, which is included in the DVD's bonus features. My Life as a Zucchini is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material.

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mparsons333
Jul 04, 2017

mparsons333 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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