Luca

Luca ★★★★½

Luca isn't your typical Disney-Pixar film: there is no big journey and the stakes aren't really high. Just two young boys who want to get a Vespa.

But its simplicity is its strength: the straight-forward story is enriched by the very likable characters, the beautiful animation, little funny moments and the Italian holiday atmosphere. I liked how, despite their differences, Luca and Alberto help each other grow.

It didn't work out complex concepts like the ingenious Inside Out or build a fabulous world like Coco, but it instantly tugged at my heartstrings. And sometimes that's the most important thing a good film has to do.