MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON MOVIE REVIEW
From the studio that brought you Uncut Gems, Midsommar, and The Northman comes… a kid’s movie? Well, sort of. Based on the 2010 short by Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a live action/stop-motion mockumentary about Marcel (voiced by Slate) a one inch tall shell with a single eye, a mouth, and two feet. Once part of a large community of similarly sized, seemingly inanimate objects, Marcel is now all alone, except for his doting grandmother, Nana Connie (Isabella Rossellini). Despite their tiny stature and lack of arms, Marcel and Connie have found a way to live comfortably, albeit secretly, alongside the humans whose home they share. When a documentary filmmaker Dean (Dean Fleischer-Camp) rents the house, he discovers Marcel and decides to interview him for a series of YouTube documentary shorts. When the videos go viral, Dean and Connie encourage Marcel to use his new online fame to help find his missing family. What follows is a sweetly absurd voyage of discovery as Marcel grapples with issues of sudden internet fame, mortality, community, loneliness, and the need to take risks in a big, scary world. Wright, Tessa, and Marco were all impressed by this whimsical tale of a little shell with a big heart and think you should give it a shot.
DIRECTED BY: Dean Fleischer-Camp
STARRING: Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Isabella Rossellini, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Lesley Stahl, Conan O’Brien, Brian Williams, Andy Richter, Nathan Fielder, Jessi Klein, Peter Bonerz
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Tessa Morrison (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Unstabletop Gamers)
Well-rounded nerd and artist, Tessa Morrison grew up in the misty mountains of West Virginia and was constantly ridiculed for being a “weirdo.” Then moved to Austin in 2009 where people said the same thing, but in an endearing tone. Tessa works an office day job, creates puppets and fiber art, cosplays, models for gaming and animation studios, and volunteers for various organizations. One of which is the Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin’s first SciFi film fest, working in the capacity of Outreach Director and programmer. Another is local DIY-comedy-wrestling league, Party World Rasslin’, where Tessa scrambles around stage-handing and doing art department nonsense. Wrote and contributed to website and magazine Strange Kids Club for five years reviewing films, video games, and Halloween candy. Co-hosted a Public Access show called Ladies of Fandom. Previously guested on podcasts Blood Over Texas, Threequel Club, Trash in the Can, Retro Movie Roundtable, and Nerds with Mics.
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.
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