By Sara Lewin Lebwohl
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On is only playing in two theaters in Manhattan, and the AMC theater on Broadway, near 68th Street, is one of them. (There are plans to roll it out to more theaters throughout the summer.) I took my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Halle, the other day and we had a blast. She sat in the theater reciting her favorite lines from the book: “I also have shoes, and um, a face… so, I like that about myself and I have a lot of other great qualities as well.”
Marcel certainly has self-love covered, but there are many other notable lessons to take away from the movie. It is about making the most of what you have, being creative, and overcoming life’s obstacles.
Marcel is the creation of Jenny Slate and Dean Fleisher-Camp. Here’s the official trailer:
“It was great!” said Halle in her thoughtful review of the movie. She was also glad it is playing at the AMC, because they have a Batman video game.
You can find showtimes here.