See it at the movies

Posted 9/13/22

AVON

 

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON* * * (Joyce) * * ½ (Don)

Marcel, the inch-tall, one -eyed shell that was a big hit on You Tube shorts has been extended to a feature film by …

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See it at the movies

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON
MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON
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AVON

 

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON
* * * (Joyce) * * ½ (Don)

Marcel, the inch-tall, one -eyed shell that was a big hit on You Tube shorts has been extended to a feature film by Jenny Slate who is the shrilling, hard to hear voice of the lovable little creature.

Marcel has lost his family. A documentary filmmaker and a Lesley Stahl interview on 60 Minutes tells his story, helping him to find them.

Joyce found Marcel to be cute and lovable. I found him to be irritating.

We watch him find his way around the house in a tennis ball, living in a miniature garden.

Dozens of vignettes, blackouts and stop-action footage become repetitive.

Children seemed to enjoy the Avon matinee.

Joyce thought it was cute.

I was bored.

Netflix

ME TIME
*
(Dumb, Vulgar Attempt at Comedy)

Nobody’s Perfect.

I’m a fan of Netflix. I’ve spent many hours watching quality shows.

But as I’ve said before, “Nobody’s Perfect.”

“Me Time” is living proof. It is about as bad as you can get.

Kevin Hart plays Sonny, a stay-at-home father of two whose wife has built a promising career as an architect.

Kevin has a low self-image. People look down on him. He is jealous of Armando, a rich, handsome businessman who hires his wife for a big project.

Sonny’s boyhood pal Huck (Mark Wahlberg) invites him to share his 44th birthday.

Huck is a loose cannon. He likes to live on the edge.

He hires a bus and takes his friends on an adventure in the desert, convincing Sonny to join them for some “Me Time.”

Sonny fights off a mountain lion and becomes the group hero. His jealousy turns him into the Big Dog who tries to wreck Armando’s house and injures his pet turtle.

The movie goes downhill quickly, and I won’t bother boring you with the sophomoric writing and terrible acting.

Disgusting sexual and feces jokes fall flat, earning an R for Rotten rating.

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