Mary and Max details
|Starring:||Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Bethany Whitmore, Michael Ienna|
|Genres:||Animated, 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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rubbish depressingBy HonestReviews (5 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideanother title i hadnt added that mysteriously found its way onto my rental list. This happens every so often. Very annoying! The animated film sketch was a bit wallace & gromit for adults about a relationship that developes across the miles, by pen pal...animation good characters not likeable enough to care...very grey wingey & depressing.
Stick with it - it gets betterBy Podstar (2 reviews) , 30 Sep 2013Stick with it. The beginning reminded me of a childrenÂs cartoon, but the adult themes and jokes start to trickle through and by the end you're captivated and if you donÂt have a tear in your eye by the end, then you didnÂt get it ï Well worth the novelty of giving it a go.
Brilliant filmBy NOGOODBOYO (20 reviews) , 30 Jul 2013My wife and I absolutely loved this film, so much so that I bought it for a friend for her birthday a few days later. Wonderful animation, funny, sad and moving, this film just drew you in. Thoroughly recommended.
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.