One of 2023's best reviewed movies is now available to watch at home
If you're in the mood for something completely different this evening...
Released in cinemas here in February 2023, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On is something completely different to the norm. A sort-of-sequel to a series of very popular short films released in 2010 (if you've never seen them, you can watch the first one here), the movie involves a stop-motioned seashell and his adventures in our world.
The movie tells the story of Marcel (voiced by Jenny Slate of Parks & Rec fame), who happens to cross paths with a cash-strapped documentary maker (Dean Fleischer Camp, the director and co-writer of the movie) in an AirBnB he is sharing with his friends.
Deciding to tell Marcel's story and he came to be separated from the rest of his shell community, the documentary puts them all in the spotlight, bringing new dangers, while also potentially giving the hope of being reunited with the rest of Marcel's friends and family.
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On is one of the best reviewed movies to be released in 2023 so far
Upon arriving in cinemas, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On scored a massively impressive 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, even going on to be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards (which it ultimately lost to Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio).
Roger Ebert - "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On will make your spirit soar and remind you to enjoy those you love, inhale a bit of fresh air, and respect the earth every second as though it were your very first time. 5 out of 5."
Entertainment Weekly - "At just under 90 minutes, the movie is as short and sweet as its stamp-size muse, but an uncommon loveliness lingers; Marcel might just be the most purely joyful, stealthily profound movie experience of the year. 9 out of 10."
Empire - "Funny, profound, weird, sad, and gorgeously constructed - Marcel is a true original, liable to melt even the most cynical heart. A very special shell indeed. 5 out of 5."
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On is available to stream at home right now with a NOW Cinema Membership, as well as being available to watch on Sky Cinema.
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