✰✰✰✰ (out of five)
Synopsis: Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, Connie, the only residents of their town after their neighbors' sudden, mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family.
Review: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is definitely cute and charming. It's not perfect, but the adorable nature is irresistible to even the hardened of hearts. It truly is an enjoyable outlet for kids to be entertained but also to relate to someone seeing life's eventuality unfold--the good and bad. Jenny Slate as the voice of Marcel is just too darn cute for even cynics, and Isabella Rossellini is warm and comforting as the grandmother shell. The fact a viral video series can capture the attention of viewers enough to create this meta feature length film is astounding, both in it's execution and outcome. It's a simple, sweet film that families can enjoy.