Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021)

Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp

Starring Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Isabella Rossellini


A cute and pleasant film. I really enjoy how they avoid Marcel’s whole origin story and completely gloss over the fact that Marcel is a sentient, anthropomorphic shell. Biggest issue is that not a lot happens, and it starts to get a little boring after the novelty wears off.

Slate as Marcel’s voice and personality is charming. Rossellini is equally wonderful and natural. Stahl is a trooper for doing this.

Well-paced and well-shot, but too many fake focus problems. Simply and delicately and beautifully scored.

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