Mary and Max. Written and Directed by Adam Elliot
“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?“
Lib: 7 outta 10. Mary and Max, is a strange little film, but very real life at the same time. I haven’t seen another film like this before, I did enjoy it but at times it was slow. I recommend watching this for something a little bit different.
Em: I really enjoyed watching this movie. The movie is definitely unique and the story line is unusual but that just makes the movie more interesting and makes you want to keep watching. I also like how the movie ends in a different way to what you’d expect, not cliche I guess. Overall a nice little unique movie that will make you think. 8 outta 10.
Lib & Em xo