The journey for acceptance from society and the self might be one we all relate to, but the film integrally showcases a specific experience rather than a universal one. Cinema has a diversity problem, and films like Mary and Max showcase why, as audiences, we are poorer soulfully and artistically for it.
a soul dissector. this film contains everything anyone would ever need to live/survive. it will break you in so many ways but it will also gather the pieces and restore a better more content version of you. that’s exactly how i feel, right now.
This is becoming one of the rare animation that can deeply moved me. A truly remarkable and emotional story of a great friendship of two unlikely characters. "God give us relatives,thank God we can choose our friends".
J'ai enfin trouvé le DVD et je lais acheté, un de meilleurs achats a vie. Je lais vissionné pour une troisième fois et c'est,oui, un chef d'oeuvre. Un excellent premier long métrage pour Adam Elliot. LE FILM de 2009 dans mon cas.
A refreshing movie told with the bittersweet and witty ironic black humor about friendship and loneliness. There's lots to laugh and to think about Mary and Max. The characters and subject are interesting. This movie is different from many mainstream animated films because the humor in this pulled off so effortlessly with the more simpler things in life. I also love how the movie is made using stop motion animation.
Extraordinarily poignant and charming stop-motion feature manages to be offbeat and quirky without descending into the merely cute, with a strong shot of dark humor and and characters based solidly in undercurrents of genuine complicated and uncomfortable emotions. The uniquely-styled animation is superbly designed and executed. An excellent film.