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A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat, thats ... See full summary »

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A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat, thats called "la luna" ,they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Shown together with Brave (2012) in cinemas and DVD. See more »

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Featured in The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) See more »

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cute
22 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

A young boy joins his father and grandfather on their row boat La Luna. They row out into the waters. Using a long ladder, they climb up to the moon. Stars fall on the moon and they sweep them up. A particular large star lands and they have difficulties moving it. The boy uses a little hammer to shatter it into little stars.

This was shown with the movie Brave and nominated for an Oscar. It's a cute fable from Paxar. It hits on a couple of solid ideas. There's the family aspect, the old-timey tradition, and the fanciful world. I do have a few minor problems. It's a very light short and doesn't have much in the way of drama. It is fanciful and cute. I would expect 'Brave' to start with a short about the Brave world. The main connection is that both are European fables. Instead of a fake language, it would be nice to have the characters talk a real language. There is no problem with them speaking Italian without any subtitles. It's been done before by superior classic movies. The adult in me also asks why the family does what it does. Overall, it's cute but a bit light.


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