Five Favorite Jenny Slate Movies

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Jenny Slate She first voiced Marcel the Shell with shoes on—a little anthropomorphic shell (with a shoe on it)—more than a decade ago, when she and director Dean Fleischer Camp released a charming, whimsical short film to huge acclaim. In the miniseries and two series that followed, Marcel answers questions about his life in the style of a lo-fi, pseudo-documentary as he goes about the day of stop-motion animation. It is a unique and relaxing atmosphere.

Since those short films, Slate has become a beloved film and television star, appearing in films such as the popular abortion romantic comedy. clear kidAdds her voice to Disney’s zootopiasteal scenes in Parks and recreational resorts. But she’s back at the viral videos that helped establish her as a unique creative voice (and not just because of Marcel’s signature stark speech) in a new feature-length feature. Marcel Movie.

Marcel crust with shoes, which opens in Los Angeles and New York on June 24 before its nationwide release on July 15, brings the Slate back to Marcel’s first shoes. It is a unique and moving film, complete with the gentle humor of the short films and some surprisingly deep themes about sadness and loneliness, as well as the power of 60 minutes‘ Investigative Journalism. Marcel the crust It’s hard to rank, but Rotten Tomatoes commissioned Slate to select her five favorite films. Its roster consists of a variety of movies that includes a popular French movie, Tom Hanks rom-com, and holiday classics. It’s not too hard to see how these films influenced both Slate and Marcel the Shell – even if Marcel seems to be a fan of Leslie Stahl more than any other movie.

James Gripe for Rotten Tomatoes: Was Marcel crust with shoes Inspired by any of those movies? Maybe not directly, but objectively or subconsciously?

Jenny Slate: I think the really natural pattern of simple change And this kind of laissez-faire perspective that Truffaut seems to have – he’s not just an opportunistic director at all – has definitely informed me of his preference. Then I know for me and Dean, who directed this movie, that The Spiders in Marcel were directly inspired by the little men in kidnapped.

Q: What kind of movie would you rate? Marcel crust with shoes as such? It’s a satirical movie, it’s kind of a children’s movie, it’s a beautiful sad story about grief. Where does it fit?

Slate: I couldn’t tell you where it fits, but I think it fits all. You know, unless you’re a really young kid and can’t sit in a movie [laughs] But I really think it has something for everyone. The only other things I can think of are such shows about nature. Somehow everyone is drawn to just watching what is happening in this environment that they may never have seen.

I think it’s suitable for everyone, but it definitely has a literary genre. It’s a documentary, and it’s strange to call it a satirical film. We decided, because a lot of satirical movies focus too much on satire…in another one of my favorite movies, Waiting for GoffmanThe people in it are kind of tragic. They’re cool, and the characters are incredible, but they’re fools, you know? The movie does that funny thing, which is that they think they’re a big deal and we all know they’re not very talented at what they do, but we love watching them do it. Oddly enough, we hope for the best for them. But with Marcel, like, he’s no idiot. It’s just the subject of a documentary. It just so happens that it doesn’t really exist.

Q: I know Marcel loves 60 minutesBut what is Marcel’s favorite movie?

Slate: We are a bit left out that Marcel has seen a movie he calls “you have a message. ” [laughs] He can’t remember her name. He had trouble remembering Tom Hanks’ name. I think it came with Todd Hand. It’s like in Marcel A movie when he doesn’t remember “Wayne Gretsky” and ends up with “Whale Jet Ski.” It was one of those moments.

Marcel crust with shoes It opens in select theaters June 24, 2022 and expands nationwide on July 15, 2022.

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