My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini
My Life as a Zucchini
  • PG-13
  • 1h 7m
  • 2017
Certified Fresh98%
Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
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Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and beloved by audiences and critics alike, My Life as a Zucchini is a delightful and touching tale about the uplifting power of friendship in the face of adversity. After befriending a kind police officer, nine-year-old Zucchini is taken to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. Though he struggles to find his place at first, with the help of his new friends, Zucchini learns to trust and love again as he searches for a new family of his own. With a band of unforgettable characters you'll be cheering for, My Life as a Zucchini stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: My Life as a Zucchini's silly title and adorable characters belie a sober story whose colorful visuals delight the senses even as it braves dark emotional depths.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Animated drama about orphan is touching, unforgettable.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that My Life as a Zucchini is an Oscar-nominated French-Swiss animated movie about an orphaned boy nicknamed Zucchini who goes to live in a group foster home. The occasionally mature subject matter -- including the death of Zucchini's alcoholic mother and references to sex, abuse, violence, suicide, deportation, and other reasons children end up in state care -- makes the movie most appropriate for older tweens and up. Kids comically discuss sex, and there's a brief scene of a couple kissing, as well as one in which kids confront their pregnant caretaker about how she became pregnant. Expect some sad moments and conversations, but lots of funny and touching ones, too. There's plenty to talk about after watching movie, and it ultimately has a happy ending, as well as messages about family, friendship, and empathy.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:February 24, 2017
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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