Before you go saying that it's a pure kids film about life as a vegetable, then you haven't heard of the movie I'm talking about. It's about a boy named Icare, who prefers to be called Courgette, who lives with his alcoholic mother cleaning up her cans of beer. One day Courgette is making a tower with those said cans, when he falls and the cans go falling out of his attic room. His mother storms up to his room to punish him, but he closes the trapdoor on her and we never see what happens. Courgette is eventually found by a policeman called Raymond, who takes him to a home full of other kids who have had similar problems to Courgette. He eventually fits in with these kids in the orphanage (if that's what you want to call it).
this film has strong emotional value, it's depressing hearing about what the kids had to go through. The animators really showed that with their eyes. There are also some genuinely funny moments in the film, and the emotion feels completely natural given what has happened to the characters and some of the incidents depicted in the film. The stop motion animation helps that, with the designs of the characters making them look like what has happened to them in the past has weighed down on them.
of course there are two versions of this film, the original French version with English subtitles, or the English dub. It's really your choice, but the film isn't different in these two versions, they are exactly the same, only in different languages. But at the end of the day, it's your choice which version you watch.
overall I rate this 10/10. A good storyline, supported by great stop motion animation and genuine emotional value that doesn't feel generated at all. Worth the watch.