‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ review: 90 minutes of wellness

If heartfelt summer comedy sounds like something the doctor ordered, then a healthy dose of “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” is just what you need.

The 90-minute film, which has a limited release June 24 and opens in Phoenix theaters July 8, is a meticulously crafted mockumentary that spanned seven years and uses both stop motion and live action. to tell the story of Marcel (voiced by Jenny Slate).

He’s part shell, he explains, but he’s also got shoes and a face — really just a googly eye and mouth — and a confidence that belies his small size.

“I like myself, and I have a lot of other great qualities as well,” he explains in a video that eventually went viral on YouTube.

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