12 certificateMary and Max is a Film programme that first aired in 2009 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Mary and Max is a 4 star programme

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Mary and Max (2009)

Directed by
Adam Elliot

Academy Award-winning writer/director Adam Elliot's 'clayography' is an animated film featuring the vocal talents of Toni Collette, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries and Eric Bana. Spanning 20 years and two continents, Mary and Max recounts the 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 probes a bond that survives much more than the average friendship's ups-and-downs.

Hilarious and poignant, the film 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.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2009

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: Australia

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Toni ColletteToni Collette...Mary Daisy Dinkle
Image for Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman...Max Jerry Horovitz
Image for Eric BanaEric Bana...Damien
Barry Humphries...Narrator
Bethany Whit...Young Mary
Renée Geyer...Vera
Ian 'Molly' Meldrum...Homeless Man
John Flaus
Julie Forsyth
Michael Ienna...Lincoln
Christopher Massey...Additional Voice
Shaun Patten...Additional Voice
Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen...Additional Voice
Leanne Smith...Additional Voice