this film.

i recently saw it with one daughter and two grandies

based on a youtube character created by comedians who were bored at a wedding

with low expectations, just wanting to be entertained

i was not prepared for this poignant, sweet, sad, funny, and heartwarming story

a documentary with a perfect blend of stop-action and live-action film

you may recognize some of the humans who appear on the screen

not an action film but fully a reaction film

give it time, it’s slow, it’s quiet, it’s incredibly touching, and will enchant all ages

it’s seeing the world through marcel’s tiny eyes,

as he deals with joy, love, loss, fear, grief, courage, and a renewal of life

 reminding us of the importance of family, friendship, support, and connections of all kinds.

This poem, The Trees, by Phillip Larkin, was read at a pivotal point in the film and is so fitting:

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  1. My wife and I are thinking about taking this one in. I am familiar with Marcel from when he first appeared on the Internet, and it’s very cool they went all in and made a movie about him. I am sure the whole range of emotions are felt watching him navigate life. Glad you liked it!

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  2. I have several jars of shells collected over the year from different beaches and the jars are labeled according to the name of the beach. I will now have to look for any of Marcel’s family first and then release them so that they can perhaps find their OWN families! I can’t wait until our little Tumbleweed Town gets this movie release!

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  3. I loved this movie!
    A heartwarming movie. I felt that the movie makers had paid attention to intricate details in every backdrop, every character and their personalities. It is amazing how all the inanimate characters were shown to emote like humans. The voice-over for the shell was excellent!

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  4. Looks like a fab movie!
    Well, you certainly seem young for Grandies.

    Power to the children! They will make the future we will never know about! (Of course I don’t know that for a fact!)

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