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Mary and MaxA lonely Australian girl (Toni Collette) and an forty-four-year old Jewish man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in New York develop an unlikely friendship through letters. It explores a bond that survives much more than the average friendship's ups-and-downs.
Actors of "Mary and Max"
Characters of "Mary and Max"
Directors of "Mary and Max"Adam ElliotBirthdate: 2 January 1972, South Australia, Australia
Creators of "Mary and Max"Adam ElliotBirthdate: 2 January 1972, South Australia, Australia
Critic Reviews of "Mary and Max"Time OutOctober 20, 2010
While perhaps it doesn't fully sustain its 90-odd-minute running time, Mary and Max is a moving celebration of oddness and friendship.Globe and MailNovember 20, 2009
The mixture of artistic sophistication and emotional crudeness cancel each other out.Toronto StarNovember 20, 2009
In a perverse and often immature way, it forthrightly deals with mature issues of love, friendship, forgiveness and mental health. It requires a mature audience, but an audience nonetheless.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 25, 2009
Remarkable and poignant...VarietyJanuary 16, 2009
Clearly a labor of love, but one destined perhaps to be loved by a very select few.Hot PressMarch 11, 2016
Those adults brave enough to confront the perils of animation will be treated to a wise, visually unique, emotional gem of a film that will leave you wondering how two clay figures damn near broke your heart.QuickflixOctober 21, 2014
The universe that is inhabited by Mary and Max is breathtaking, and must have required years of painstaking attention to detail to forge.OregonianAugust 08, 2014
"Mary and Max" dares to be equally funny and sad, making it as bittersweet as Max's favorite chocolate.Times (UK)June 16, 2014
This clay animation feels as if it was written by the early Woody Allen. Actually the genius behind it is Adam Elliot, who wrote, designed and directed this eccentric, wryly funny story.sbs.com.auMay 30, 2014
A deliciously sentimental film whose offbeat sensibility manages to keep it out of the realm of schmaltz.Film School RejectsMay 30, 2014
Unapologetically bleak and delivered with dashes of sweetness and sharp wit, Mary and Max deserves notice for being such an unexpected change of pace.Sight and SoundJune 18, 2012
Ultimately, Mary and Max is about correspondence and lack of correspondence, about how our images and fantasies about others fail to match up to what they are like, and about the constitutive gaps and misfirings in any communicational practice.
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