Mary and Max details
|Starring:||Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Bethany Whitmore, Michael Ienna|
|Genres:||Animated - Anime, Comedy, Drama|
Mary and Max
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Jan 2011|
|Main languages:||English, Yiddish|
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Great Aussie ExportBy fredfunk (28 reviews) from Derby , 05 Aug 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]There used to be only one king of claymation - Nick Park, for his brilliant Wallace and Gromit films. Now there are two - Adam Elliot has created a beautiful stop-motion world inhabited largely by it's two main characters, Mary and Max. One, a shy girl from Australia. The other, an obese man from New York who suffers from Asperges Syndrome. The two become pan-pals and over time develop a friendship that is tested as they learn more about each other.
Although children will no doubt love the visual aspect of the film as there are some appealingly cute characters, this is a film with adult themes that can be quite dark but also very funny. Mary is by far the cutest thanks to the superior voice acting of Toni Collette. Mind you, Philip Seymour Hoffman doesn't do a bad job voicing Max.
Visually, this is probably one of the most gorgeous animated films I have ever seen, especially on Blu-ray. The characters are beautifully crafted and animated, the sets looks amazing and it has a very distinctive style.
If you love animated films or simply love films then you must watch Max and Mary. It was snubbed in the animation category at the Oscars (criminally it wasn't even nominated) so please don't snub this yourself.
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doesnt get much better...By tricialovesfilms (10 reviews) , 04 Apr 2013A charming and touching film. I would highly recommend to children and adults alike. Some deep and clever moments and the animation is superb.
Style, and SubstanceBy Guyver0ne (7 reviews) , 15 Mar 2013A five star review, something I use sparingly and reserve for films that genuinely affect me, and Mary and Max definitely falls into this category. By the end it had brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face, which I didn't even know was possible. Mary and Max is beautiful to watch (like Wallace and Gromit - all grown up) and added to the emotive qualities of the film. I genuinely cared about the characters, and the relationship developed between the main characters was especially well developed and felt real. I struggle to think of a film I have enjoyed more in recent memory, everyone should watch this film.
Not The NormBy a customer , 06 Feb 2013A very different type of animated film. Worth a view so funny and sad moments in the film from Australia.
Great animationBy calnfa (43 reviews) from cheltenham , 30 Jan 2013Really liked this, smashing animation and a really great story, with some funny and some sad parts. I actually watched it twice, the second time with my eleven year old daughter as I thought she would appreciate it, which she did.
Brilliant And OriginalBy buffyrules (345 reviews) from southend on sea , 28 Jan 2013Clever and touching film, brilliantly written and voiced. I particularly love the fact it appears like a childrens animation but contains some very adult content and themes. Enjoyable and emotional-a must see.