Mary and Max


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80 Min

Mary and Max


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,… Read More


Apr 9th, 2009


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- Writer and director Adam Elliot clarified that the character of Max was inspired by "a pen-friend in New York who I've been writing to for over twenty years."

- In one of the many letters Mary sends to Max, she sends a picture of her Dog Sonny digging up the skeleton of his wife Cher; These are the names of Val's pet-dogs from Harvie Krumpet, Another…More

- The street, Lamington Drive, is a play on words: Lamingtons are an Australian cake. They are sometimes used in fund-raising activities by schools and other organizations, whereby they are…More

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