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My Life as a Zucchini

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning SDH

Claude Barras

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About the Movie

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 Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 123
  • Fresh: 121
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: There may be a few overly wistful moments here, but in the main it's an affecting portrait of a group of unlucky but resilient children. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 2, 2017

Fresh: It's well worth seeking out for older kids who don't mind reading subtitles, their parents, and any adults who can appreciate a good story movingly and creatively told. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Mar 2, 2017

Fresh: It may not sound like it, but calling this barely 70-minute Swiss stop-motion film "heavy" - as in substantial and almost swollen with feeling - is a true compliment. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Mar 2, 2017

Fresh: Seeing the world through a child's eyes can be pretty eye-opening. Watching My Life as a Zucchini, the altogether marvelous and Oscar-nominated stop-action animated film by director Claude Barras, that world is one you will not soon forget. – Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 9, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Three cheers for Zucchini!

Saw this in theaters with my mother on Wednesday night and was absolutely blown away! Beautiful, passionate, melancholy, and true to itself, My Life as A Zucchini is definitely five stars in my book!

Why does the dubbed version get the special treatment?

Seriously iTunes? The English dubbed version has 5.1 sound but the original French dialogue (the way it's SUPPOSED to be viewed btw) only gets stereo? I'm cancelling my preorder and will buy the blu ray instead. Don't understand this idea that dubbing a film makes it better than reading subtitles. I bet iTunes only puts the French audio version in the iTunes Extras so you're forced to stream it.

Very good movie!

This claymation film is wonderful. The care that went into getting every emotion perfect is awesome. It's a very good story also. Definitely recommend it. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

My Life as a Zucchini
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2017

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