Reasons why ‘Luca’ will be forever compared to ‘Call Me By Your Name’
1. The two movies are set in Italy about two male friends who pal and bike around and have awakenings together. In both films, same male characters are hiding a secret from the world.
2. Is Luca named after Luca Guadigno, director of ‘Call Me Your Name?’
3. Doesn’t Luca look like a young a pre-teen Timothee Chalamet?
4. Luca is voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, who plays the Elio-like character in ‘We Are What We Are,’ which is a HBO series also set in Italy, and is directed by … guess who?
Seriously, though. I thoroughly enjoyed the film. You know why? This film has a nice, simple, relatable human story that anyone can understand, and more importantly, feel. Some of these cartoon films are so fantastical when, really, you just want a story that hits your core. The film more than satisfies in that department. I fell in love with the characters, and shed a tear or two. It’s really all I need.