Mary and Max, a made in Australia claymation shown to rave reviews on the opening night at Sundance Festival is a simple tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, a chubby lonely eight year old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44 year old, severely obese, Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York.

Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max’s friendship survives much more than the average diet of life’s ups and downs. Mary and Max is innocent but not naive, as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual difference, trust, copulating dogs, religious difference, agoraphobia and much much more.

It feature the voices of Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Eric Bana. If you can’t wait for it to hit the big screen, go here to read the review.

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

Max

Max

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