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Mary and Max

Mary and Max
  • 2009
  • Australia
  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Adam Elliot
  • Written by: Adam Elliot
  • Cast: Bethany Whitmore, Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries
  • Language: English, Yiddish

Bonding over their misfit status, the 20-year pen-friendship between young girl and middle-aged loner is followed in witty, compassionate, monochrome claymation. Humourous and bruising simultaneously, the sad yet uplifting conclusion befits a film that is a consistent joy to watch.

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Mary and Max

2 Nov 20104 stars

(12A) 92min So who’s up for an Australian claymation feature dealing with loneliness, bullying, obesity, suicide and mental illness? No? Well, that’s a crying shame, as writer/director Adam Elliot, who won an Oscar for short Harvie Crumpet in 2003…

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