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Mary and Max


Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries View All


Adam Elliot (Director), Adam Elliot (Writer) View All

Release: Feb. 9th, 2009
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970s, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?
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As with Harvie Krumpet, Elliott's storytelling style relies less on direct speech between characters than it does with narration (the bulk of which is done by Barry Humphries, best known to people as the man behind Dame Edna Everage, whilst the characters narrate the letters that they write to each ....
Anyways, I think the movie spans maybe 10-15 years through the lives of Mary (a young girl who lives in Australia) and Max (an obsese atheist with Asperger's who lives in New York).