Mary and Max

Mary and Max

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Mary and Max

Animated comedy-drama from Adam Elliot, the director of Oscar-winning short Harvie Krumpet (2003). It's the tale of two unlikely pen pals: Mary Dinkle (Toni Collette), a lonely eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a forty-four-year-old, severely obese Jewish man living with Asperger's syndrome in New York. Spans a twenty year period, charting the ups and downs of their lives.

2009Rating: PG, contains sexual references80 minsAustralia
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Darkly comic, beautifully sad

A triumph of animation and heartfelt emotion. Wonderfully moving, warm, dark, funny and sad. The two characters reside in a lovingly detailed but bleak and colour drained world which emphasises their depressed melancholic lives. Philip Seymour Hoffman voices the character of Max to perfection. A beautifully made film, one of my favourites this year

4.0
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Not For KIDS!!!!!

Targeted at kids! Is not for kids! My 7 year olds watched this with me! Hey critics! Wake up, stop thinking you are all so good because you review movies! Obviously you do not have children!!!! PG rated!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!! She tries to hang her self and overdoses on valium!!!!!! He tries to kill someone! He gets electric shock therapy!!!!! NOT FOR KIDS...

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i love harvey crumpet!

haha i love that harvey crumpet one and i always wanted it to be longer! so this will most definaly be cool!

4.0
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Hilarious Realism from Australian Plasticene Master

From the oscar-winning author/animator of HARVEY KRUMPET comes a delightful adaptation of a true story. The delightful childish optimism and growing intellect of Mary clahses in a hilarious way with the flat, matter-of-fact to the point of rude Max ( Hoffman in rare form ) and their relationship and correspondence is heartwarming without being cloying and...

5.0
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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

As a Sundance opener and an official Berlin film fest entry, the film clearly has creative credentials, but I'm not sure what segment of the public, other than committed festival customers, will find it wholly satisfying. There is heartbreak aplenty, but we not so much feel it as intellectually absorb it; there is humour aplenty, too, but it's bottled up, so we can recognise it, without laughing at it. I wanted to laugh and cry - and should have.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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A memorable, original, offbeat adult animation.

4.0
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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

As a Sundance opener and an official Berlin film fest entry, the film clearly has creative credentials, but I'm not sure what segment of the public, other than committed festival customers, will find it wholly satisfying. There is heartbreak aplenty, but we not so much feel it as intellectually absorb it; there is humour aplenty, too, but it's bottled up, so we can recognise it, without laughing at it. I wanted to laugh and cry - and should have.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A memorable, original, offbeat adult animation.

4.0
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Darkly comic, beautifully sad

A triumph of animation and heartfelt emotion. Wonderfully moving, warm, dark, funny and sad. The two characters reside in a lovingly detailed but bleak and colour drained world which emphasises their depressed melancholic lives. Philip Seymour Hoffman voices the character of Max to perfection. A beautifully made film, one of my favourites this year

4.0
0

Not For KIDS!!!!!

Targeted at kids! Is not for kids! My 7 year olds watched this with me! Hey critics! Wake up, stop thinking you are all so good because you review movies! Obviously you do not have children!!!! PG rated!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!! She tries to hang her self and overdoses on valium!!!!!! He tries to kill someone! He gets electric shock therapy!!!!! NOT FOR KIDS...

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i love harvey crumpet!

haha i love that harvey crumpet one and i always wanted it to be longer! so this will most definaly be cool!

4.0
0

Hilarious Realism from Australian Plasticene Master

From the oscar-winning author/animator of HARVEY KRUMPET comes a delightful adaptation of a true story. The delightful childish optimism and growing intellect of Mary clahses in a hilarious way with the flat, matter-of-fact to the point of rude Max ( Hoffman in rare form ) and their relationship and correspondence is heartwarming without being cloying and...

5.0
0