BRAT’s review published on Letterboxd:
watched with the italian side of my family — uncle said he “didn’t care for it” because of all the “italian stereotypes” like the pasta and the vespas. i was like, dude, you have a vespa in your front yard, you made spaghetti for dinner, and you named your kids leonardo and giuseppe. come on!
anyway, this is the first pixar movie i’ve liked enough to rewatch multiple times in … over a decade? have said this before, but i so much prefer when they tell smaller scale, character-driven stories. the main trio of luca, alberto, and giulia all feel very authentic and if i watched this as a kid i would definitely have fantasized about them becoming real and being my friends like i did with the kids from cyberchase