Luca (2021) Poster


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MPAA Rated PG for rude humor, language, some thematic elements and brief violence

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A man threatens children several times. Not graphic but it isn't meant playfully
  • The people talk about sea monsters being killed, and Giulia's dad says that he kills "anything that swims".
  • Three guys keep messing with the two main characters. And in another scene, one of them punches another character in the stomach.
  • A man is seen chopping fish, blood is seen on the Knife, and the inside of the fish is seen, not too graphic
  • Luca punches his uncle Ugo's heart, when he loses his air, and it is a bit creepy, considering he is a see-through fish.


  • "Stupido" is used 5 or 6 times, in a comedic manner, after kids hear it and don't know what it means. They then innocently and unknowingly call others 'stupido.'
  • 2 Words Use Of "Shut up"
  • A teenage boy says "idioti" a couple times in an Italian accent.
  • As Ercole first comes into town, a police officer says "mannaggia! Here we go again"."mannaggia" means "damn"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are no alcohol, or drug references.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The camera focuses on Uncle Ugo, a fish who's skin is see-through. His heart and intestines are visible for about 5 seconds. He also talks about eating whale carcass.
  • One of the characters was born without an arm.
  • Depictions of bullying that includes pushing, shoving and comic hitting.
  • In a heated fallout, Alberto reveals himself as a sea monster, and Luca then shouts "SEA MONSTER!", which gives Alberto a very sad look. This can hit hard for many audiences.
  • Suggested MPAA Rating: PG / Suggested BBFC Rating: PG / Suggested OFLC Rating: PG
  • Among the less dark Pixar films.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Luca and Alberto get in a heated argument, to the point where they turn against each other.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some emotional scenes between the main characters
  • The climax of the movie is quite intense as the villain threatens the main characters with a harpoon.
  • Alberto is revealed to have been abandoned by his father.
  • Luca and Alberto's goodbye can be sad.

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