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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

Released: Jan. 15th, 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-1970's, 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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The letter from Mary comes as a shock, but he gathers the will to write back and so the pair begin an unusual friendship, with each letter having its impact on the lives of both people. From beginning to end, Mary and Max is a strangely charming and utterly beguiling film.