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Mary and Max
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Toni Collette

Toni Collette

Mary Daisy Dinkle
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Max Jerry Horovitz
Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries

Narrator
Eric Bana

Eric Bana

Damien
Bethany Whitmore

Bethany Whitmore

Young Mary
Ian

Ian 'Molly' Meldrum

Homeless Man
Julie Forsyth

Julie Forsyth

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Written by
Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot

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Mary & Max - Official Trailer

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Que Sera, Sera (Mary and Max)

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Underrated treasure of inspiration and tragedy.

4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 9 2:41
7 votes
After reading many fantastic reviews of this film and the fact that Mary And Max still wasn't released in Britain despite it has been released for a year, I just couldn't resist watching it. What I got out of this was 90 minutes of raw emotion, dark comedy and mind-blowing animation. It is an extremely underrated film that should have been nominated for Best Animated Picture to be tough competitio... read more

Sublime film of warmth, humour and power

5 years, 6 months ago at Jan 29 9:28
6 votes
"You are my best friend. You are my only friend."

In this cinematic era of computer animation, the art of claymation (for which hand-moulded figurines are painstakingly photographed one frame at a time) is slowly dissolving. Aardman Studios (the guys behind Wallace and Gromit) seem to be the only ones who still possess the patience required to continue the practise into the 21st Cen... read more

Adam Elliot e suas síndromes.

5 years ago at Jul 21 13:12
1 vote
O diretor e roteirista australiano Adam Elliot, da animação “Harvie Krumpet” (2003) premiada com Oscar de melhor curta, retoma sua combinação de fantasia mordaz em claymation (animação feita com moldes de argila) para traçar vinte anos de um improvável amizade no conto sincero e sombrio “Mary and Max”(2009).

Mary é uma menina australiana de 8 anos de idade, solitár... read more
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Description: Academy Award-winning Harvie Krumpet director Adam Elliot returns to the world of clay animation with this simple tale of the innocent correspondence between a portly eight year old girl from the suburbs of Melbourne and a morbidly obese, middle-aged Jewish New Yorker suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. On the surface it would seem th ... (more)
Release date: 9 April 2009
Animation (31), Drama (20), Australia (17), Friendship (16), 2009 (14), Loneliness (12), Comedy (11), New York City (9), Depression (8), 2000s (8), Pen Pal (8), Psychology (7), New York (7), Black Comedy (7), (7), Forgiveness (6), Claymation (5), Agoraphobia (5), Mental Illness (5), Clay Animation (5)
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 day, 4 hours ago

Mary and Max

“For all of the praise that Up garnered around this same time for maturely handling grief, regret, and death, I never quite warmed up to it. I appreciated it at an arm’s length, but Mary and Max handles similar material with more aplomb. Mary and Max is quite possibly one of the bleakest and despairing animated films, a meditation of two sad, damaged individuals struggling deeply to form a connection. This connection, surprisingly intimate and warm despite being over letters, also gives the film a counterbalance of hope, joy, and humanity.

2009 was a banner year for animation, not only did we see the release of these two films, but even lesser efforts like 9, commendable ones like The Princess and the Frog, and neo-classics like Coraline, Ponyo, and Fantastic Mr. Fox all saw rel” read more

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"Re-watch - July 7th Still one of the best films I've ever seen. I had to catch it one more time before Netflix removed it since I haven't had a chance yet to pick up my own copy. One of these days I intend to remedy that. It's so different and heartfelt and just a masterpiece of animation. If for whatever reason you haven't watched this, please correct that ASAP."


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" Max Jerry Horovitz: People often think I am tactless and rude. I cannot understand how being honest can be improper. Maybe this is why I don't have any friends."


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"Australian stop-motion animator Adam Eliott came to my attention through his masterful Oscar winning 2003 short 'Harvie Krumpet'. A beautiful, bittersweet and wickedly hilarious creation, 'Harvie Krumpet' became one of my favourite animated shorts of all time. When I heard Eliott was making a feature I could barely contain my joy and, when it finally arrived, 'Mary and Max' did not disappoint. Tapping into the same mordant humour as 'Harvie Krumpet', 'Mary and Max' examines the friendship betwee"


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"Pros: Celebrates "snail mail" in a unique story (told with clay animation) about a pen-pal relationship between two lonely characters living on two different continents; moved quickly; some genuinely touching moments and funny scenes; nice voice-over work by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman (as Max), Toni Collette (as Mary), and Barry Humphries (as the Narrator). Cons: The story seemed to go overboard with all of the bad things that kept happening to both Mary and Max (like writer/director Adam "


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“'Mary and Max' is one of those movies that I wanted to like a little better than I did. The story is certainly unique; the film spans the 20-year pen-pal friendship between "Mary Daisy Dingle", an 8-year-old girl living in Australia with her alcoholic mother, and Max, a 44-year-old obese man with Asperger Syndrome living in New York City. One day, at her local library, Mary finds Max's address in an American phone book and casually writes him a letter; after much panic, Max writes back, and they continue to correspond off and on for the next two decades.

The movie is clay-animated, and through both narration and occasional dialogue, shows the ups and downs of Mary's and Max's lives and their friendship. Despite the animation, it isn't a movie for young children, as there are som” read more

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"REWATCHED "You are my best friend. You are my only friend." @ DVD Such a beautiful film about warmth, humor, love and loneliness. It's a wonderfully playful film that skillfully manages to combine warmth emotional feeling, naive humor together with a touch of darkness, as it touches several dark themes. Such as depression, loneliness, obesity, suicide and mental illness. Which is why it's so much more impressive, and it gives its emotional ending real power. My only problem with this film is"


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