Marsel bark with shoes, 2022.
Directed by Dean Fleischer-Kamp. Starring Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Kemp, Isabella Rossellini, Thomas Mann, Rosa Salazar, Leslie Stahl, Nathan Fielder, Andy Richter, Sarah Tyree, Jesse Klein and Peter Bonnerts.
A feature adaptation of an animated short interviewing a mollusk named Marcel.
Here's something you don't see every day. A24 for the whole family.
Based on the YouTube series (co-directed by Dean Fleischer-Kamp with co-creator Jenny Slate and providing the voice of an undeniably cute shellfish named Marcel, who is joined here by multiple writers including Elizabeth Holm and Nick Paley), Crush the bark with shoes. It seems to take the structure of webisodes and enrich them in the form of a fully realized feature story.
Creators Dean Fleischer-Kamp and Jenny Slate deliver a range of sensations from hysterical laughter, surprisingly poignant thematic moments and heartbreaking devastation that can also bring hearts together in ways that are understandably enjoyable for many. Perhaps most importantly, it's refreshing to see stop-motion animation re-emerging as it also blends beautifully with live-action in hopes that younger viewers will broaden their horizons beyond CGI. which extends the multiplex periodically.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On isn't part of this YouTube sensation and really adds some extra charm to this reviewer. Voiced by Jenny Slate, she is a thumb-talking anthropomorphic seashell with big eyes and a pair of red shoes that would make Sonic the Hedgehog jealous. He lives with his grandmother, Connie (Isabella Rossellini), who has figured out how to garden with a pitchfork (just to give you an idea of how imaginative life can be). There are more bullets until the bickering couple start another verbal spat that melts together forever and sets off a chain of events that separates Marcel and Connie from their clan.
Past events have led to the house being turned into an Airbnb (lots of funny fish-out-of-water jokes teach Marcel a few things, except that they're funny here) where filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Kamp lives and his corrects deficiencies. Marcel's documentation of social life inevitably led to YouTube fame.
And while the jokes are funny (it's amazing how Jenny Slate manages to stop between puzzles just to introduce another funny piece, sometimes up to three times in a row making everyone laugh), Marcel once barks at shoes – who will A story about what creates a positive community without losing the backbone of the comic, that's where the process begins.
In typical social media fashion, people are obsessed with Marcelo. But not looking for his family. No, these days they are more concerned with finding their home and taking selfies outside out of their own stupidity and increasing their online popularity. It hurt Marceli so much that she was scared when she was offered the chance to do an interview on her favorite show 60 Minutes, which could lead to new contacts to reunite her with her family.
However, this is definitely not a plot film; Shoe-wearing Marcel Bark mostly sticks to his routine (including boring interviews for a documentary in which the protagonist and director make fun of each other) and the extravagant existence he leads with his new family member. It's about how life changes, sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better. Jenny Slate's voice acting is very interesting and I really hope it becomes a franchise for A24.
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