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Mary and Max
8.5
/10
5,438 Ratings

MARY AND MAX

Directed by Adam Elliot
Australia, 2009
Comedy, Drama, Animation

Synopsis

Mary, a lonely 8-year-old girl living in Melbourne’s suburbs, picks a random name from the phone book to find a pen pal. She starts to write to Max, an obese 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in New York City. Over two decades, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the two.

Synopsis

Mary, a lonely 8-year-old girl living in Melbourne’s suburbs, picks a random name from the phone book to find a pen pal. She starts to write to Max, an obese 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in New York City. Over two decades, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the two.

Our take

Inspired by a true story from Adam Elliot—an Oscar® winner for his earlier short Harvie Krumpet—this acclaimed stop-motion animation charts the unlikely friendship budding between two pen pals. It approaches difficult subject matter elegantly and with sensitivity. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.