Mary and Max | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

Mary and Max

Spanning 20 years and two continents, "Mary and Max" tells of a pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely eight-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia; and Max Horovitz, a severely obese, 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City. As "Mary and Max" chronicles Mary's trip from adolescence to adulthood, and Max's passage from middle to old age, it explores a bond that survives much more than the average friendship's ups-and-downs. Like Elliot and Coombs''Oscar(R) winning animated short "Harvie Krumpet", "Mary and Max"is both hilarious and poignant as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual differences, trust, copulating dogs, religious differences, agoraphobia and many more of life's surprises.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Director:

  • Adam Elliot

Cast:

  • Toni Collette
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Eric Bana
  • Barry Humphries
  • Bethany Whitmore
  • Renée Geyer
  • Ian 'Molly' Meldrum
  • John Flaus
  • Julie Forsyth

Writer:

  • Adam Elliot

Producer:

  • Melanie Coombs
  • Mary and Max is not showing in any theaters in the area.

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