MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (2016 Cannes Film Festival Cannes France)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

My Life as a Zucchini—a French stop-motion treasure—gets a Bravo for presentation. The movie did not win its initial expenses at box office, but do not miss it. Despite its dark storyline, the movie tells an incredible story that should not be missed. This film is a good home watch rather than theater watch because it will need to be stopped for explanation with younger audiences. The movie is very well crafted.

Storyline

Zucchini (voice of Erick Abbate) is sent to a foster home because his alcoholic mother fell down stairs and died. Zucchini soon makes friends and finds many of them have incredibly sad life stories.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Claude Barras for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Marc Bonny, Armelle Glorennec, Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Kate Merkt, and Michel Merkt for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Simon (voice of Romy Beckman), Ms. Paterson/Zucchini’s Mother (voice of Susanne Blakeslee), Additional Voices (JB Blanc), Beatrice (voice of Olivia Bucknor), Mr. Paul (voice of Will Forte), Camille/Additional Voices (voice of Ness Krell), Ahmed (voice of Barry Mitchell),  Raymond (voice of Nick Offerman), Rosy (voice of Ellen Page), Georgie/Additional Voices (voice of Finn Robbins), Aunt Ida (voice of Amy Sedaris), Additional Voices (voice of Stephanie Sheh), Additional Voices (voice of Michael Sinterniklaas), and Alice (voice of Clara Young).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is a story that is interspersed with an undeniable sweetness and yes, there is a happy ending.

Ben Meyers

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