A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Norbert Leo Butz
Marsha Stephanie Blake
Omar Shariff Brunson Jr.
Did You Know?
Luce means 'light' in Italian. A luce is also a type of pike fish. Pike fish are notorious for being voracious and for having large pointed teeth.
Wonderfully put together. Left you with questions.
Overall movie was good but not great. Acting and general premise of the movie was good, but wasn’t clear on the point that Luce was trying to make, if any. Luce has a problem with people having to be all one thing (good or bad); film was kind of ambiguous on Luce’s motives and true psyche. Still worth a view.
The narrative, framed as a psychological mystery, labors under more layers of significance than it can handle without falling into contrivance and argumentation. Still, the dramatic core is strong, an exceptional young man struggling to find, and become, whoever he really is.
Anchored by standout performances by Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer and young Kelvin Harrison Jr., it’s a strong indie film about race, family and trust that should connect with fans of smart, provocative cinema.