Luca (2021) starts out strangely reminiscent of The Little Mermaid—a sea creature is fascinated with human culture and longs to experience it for themselves. However, Luca quickly finds its own legs (pun intended) and is an original story about friendship and shares the message that our similarities are much more important than our differences and that the family we find can be just as meaningful as the family we’re born into.
The movie is colorful and fun, with minimal harmful triggers and is likely suitable for all ages and one that the whole family can enjoy together!
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Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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