Mary & Max

Mary & Max

DVD - 2010
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"From the creators of the Oscar-winning short 'Harvey Krumpet', 'Mary and Max' is the claymation tale of pen pals whose friendship spans 20 years and 2 continents. Mary (Toni Collette) is a lonely 8-year-old in the suburbs of Melbourne. Struggling with questions that no one can answer, she writes to Max (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), an obese 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in New York City. Over time the two form a bond that explores the profound and often dark themes of friendship, difference, trust, fear, and life's many surprises."--Container.
Publisher: Toronto : distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, c2010
ISBN: 9780788613012
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.433 MAR NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : Dolby digital sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Mary and Max


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Apr 08, 2017

With a glance at the cover, Mary and Max might look like a movie for children. It is not for children. This feature-length clayography (clay + biography) film by Adam Elliot follows a long pen-pal friendship between an Australian girl and a middle-aged man who lives in New York. The animation is incredible; I can only imagine the effort involved in making this. The voice work by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette and others is great also. I wish I could rate it higher but, for me, there is just too much misery in the story. If you can look past all of the sadness, there are some positive themes including loving yourself warts and all, sharing yourself with others that way and the difference that one friend can make. Mary and Max is unrated.

Feb 21, 2017

I was looking for this amazing story but sadly could not get past the first few minutes. The crudity just got in the way, too bad.

Radharc Jul 03, 2016

Outstanding claymation, writing, and voice talent make for an unforgettable tale about loneliness, friendship, Asperger's Syndrome, and chocolate. Keep a box of tissues nearby, as there are a couple of scenes that could potentially get some tears flowing. Easily one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's finest roles. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 23, 2016

The most beautiful claymation movie ever to be made. The story centers on Mary, a lonely eight year old from Melbourne and Max, an obese man with Asperger's Syndrome living in New York. Together they form a pen pal friendship as they grow and change over twenty years. This movie is so beautiful and touching as well as being very impressive.

Dec 04, 2015

Mary and Max has a lot of adult material and crude humor. I wouldn't recommend it for young children.

Jun 30, 2015

I couldn't get going with this, and quit on it pretty quickly. 'Guess claymations no longer fascinate.

Oct 08, 2014

The actors voices combined with the animation and the expansive topics collectively created a warm story about two sad and sometimes funny misfits. A sweet and quirky DVD worth seeing.

Sep 24, 2013

Touching, funny, insightful, engaging... I totally recommend it!

Mewsician Aug 11, 2013

This movie represents some of the very best adult animation that can be seen. Do not expect anything remotely resembling Hollywood! It is fine storytelling, terrific animation, and the kind of subject matter that makes one remember that each one of us humans is unique, and, well...weird in his/her own way. If you are a connoisseur of animation for adults, you MUST see this film.

Feb 25, 2013

unexpected, darkly comic and bittersweet.

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