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Mary and Max

Mary and Max
Mary and Max

Year

2009

Duration

88 minutes

Genres

Animation, Comedy, Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

This unforgettable full-length claymation skillfully highlights the power of human connection to colour lives in a bleak-seeming world. Neglected by her alcoholic mother, eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle from Melbourne is desperate for company. Picking a name at random from a directory, she becomes unlikely pen pals with Max Jeremy Horowitz - a depressed, obese forty-four-year-old who lives alone in New York and has Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism that can affect social interaction). A touching, intensely witty correspondence of twenty years ensues.

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12 Classification

This film contains suicide references and infrequent drug use.

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