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Mary & Max

2 Ratings: 3.5
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Mary and Max, a Claymation film by Academy Award-winning animator Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet), has just enough quirky oddity to distinguish it from Elliot's fiercest Claymation competitor, Aardman Animation (Wallace and Gromit).Mary and Maxtells the … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Mary & Max
review by . June 16, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
I am skeptical of independent, "artsy" films. I find they try too hard to be different. Mary and Max fits into this category. That said, only an utterly cynical critic would fail to connect with the message at the heart of this movie, and I am not that critic. Mary and Max is weird, depressing, and overly indulgent of pessimism; it is also beautiful.            To summarize: one day, Mary Daisy Dinkle randomly selects and sends a letter to an address …
review by . December 10, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Mary and Max is an independent claymation flick from Australia, with a darkly comic theme about a lonely and misunderstood 8-year-old girl who strikes up an unlikely and disturbing correspondence and friendship with a 48-year-old overweight depressive male diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. While that sounds unlikely enough as a topic for an animated film, what was truly unexpected was the moving power of its simple message, achieved without resorting to sentimentalism or cliche.    The …
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