My Life As A Zucchini

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"SOMETIMES WE CRY BECAUSE WE'RE HAPPY."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 7.8  (28,208)
  • 85

My Life as a Zucchini is a 2016 Swiss-French stop-motion animated movie. It's a heart-warming tale of a young boy, Zucchini, who must navigate his way through an orphanage filled with other misfit children. The movie begins with Zucchini, a shy and lonely boy who loves his mom but struggles to fit in with the other kids in his neighbourhood. After a tragic incident, Zucchini is sent to an orphanage, where he is welcomed into a new community of children who have their own unique stories and struggles.

Among the children is Simon, who is initially hostile towards Zucchini but grows to be one of his best friends. There is also Camille, a charming girl who shares a mutual crush with Zucchini, and Ahmed, whose determination to be reunited with his family prompts him to escape the orphanage.

The movie explores different issues that children face, such as bullying, abusive parents, and neglect. It handles these issues with a delicate touch, never overstepping its boundaries or exploiting the kids for cheap emotional gain.

My Life as a Zucchini is a triumph in animation. Director Claude Barras and his team employ hypnotic stop-motion techniques, creating a world that is both lifelike and fantastical. The movie's characters are animated with such sensitivity and love that it's impossible not to be moved by their plight.

Another standout feature of the movie is its fantastic score. Composer Sophie Hunger creates an intimate and affecting musical landscape that perfectly complements the visuals.

While ostensibly a movie for children, My Life as a Zucchini will resonate with adults just as much. The movie is an ode to the human spirit, to friendship and to the resilience of children.

Gaspard Schlatter, who voices Zucchini, gives a nuanced and deeply affecting performance. His voice conveys a world of pain, but also a sense of hope, as Zucchini learns to open himself up to love and friendship.

The other child actors are equally impressive. Sixtine Murat gives Camille a delightful spunkiness, while Paulin Jaccoud imbues Simon with a wounded vulnerability.

My Life as a Zucchini isn't a perfect movie—there are moments when it leans a little too heavily on emotional manipulation—but it's a movie that approaches its subject matter with sensitivity, humility, and grace.

Overall, My Life as a Zucchini is a movie that should be seen by anyone who loves animation or anyone who wants to be reminded of what it means to be human. It's a movie that reaffirms the power of hope, and the joy of friendship.

My Life As A Zucchini is a 2016 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 85.

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  • Release Date
    2016
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 6 min
  • Language
    French
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (28,208)
  • Metascore
    85