Mary and Max [Blu-ray]
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From Academy Award® winning writer/director Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs (HARVEY KRUMPET) comes the hilarious and moving new claymated feature film about the pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Daisy Dinkle (voiced by Oscar® nominee Toni Collette) is a lonely 8-year-old in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Max Jerry Horovitz (Oscar® winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman) is an obese 44-year-old with Asperger s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City. Over the course of 20 years and 2 continents, their unusual journey of friendship will explore autism, taxidermy, alcoholism, where babies come from, kleptomania, sexual differences, trust, copulating dogs, religious differences, agoraphobia and more of life s big and little surprises.
Top customer reviews
A lonely young girl in Australia becomes the pen pal of a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome in New York City.
Their correspondence leads to a lifelong friendship, but both character's lives are fraught with difficulties. As for disturbing scenes, well, there is a mother who drinks heavily, a woman falls into a deep depression and Asperger's Syndrome is shown in all of it's anxiety and need for routine. There are quite a few goldfish who die, and genuine emotions run a wide spectrum. Both characters have memories of being teased and bullied when they were young, and a few colorful characters pepper the entire movie.
This movie is beautifully made, mostly in greys and browns except for the bright spots of color carefully placed.
I love that I own this movie. Now I can watch it any time I want to. NAND it does get better with each viewing.
Most recent customer reviews
If depressing train-wrecks are your idea of fun well then this is the perfect movie.
For me, not so much.