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Mary and Max

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Brief Synopsis: "A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She's Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He's Max Horowitz, living alone in New York, overweight, subject to anxiety attacks. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?"

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Rating:
88.5
Adjusted* Rating:
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97

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David Baruffi97
Thomas Pollock80



People Involved

  • Toni Collette (Mary Daisy Dinkle)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Max Jerry Horovitz)
  • Eric Bana (Damien)
  • Barry Humphries (Narrator)
  • Bethany Whitmore (Young Mary)
  • RenĂ©e Geyer (Vera)
  • Adam Elliot (Director)