Mary and Max (2009)
Critic Consensus: Mary and Max is a lovingly crafted, startlingly inventive piece of animation whose technical craft is equaled by its emotional resonance.
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Critic Reviews for Mary and Max
While perhaps it doesn't fully sustain its 90-odd-minute running time, Mary and Max is a moving celebration of oddness and friendship.
The mixture of artistic sophistication and emotional crudeness cancel each other out.
In a perverse and often immature way, it forthrightly deals with mature issues of love, friendship, forgiveness and mental health. It requires a mature audience, but an audience nonetheless.
Clearly a labor of love, but one destined perhaps to be loved by a very select few.
Audience Reviews for Mary and Max
Gut-wrenching loneliness is at the heart of this work that drives two dissimilar though tortured souls from opposite sides of the world to find each other. Along the way are marriage, death, mental illness and even separation - and how can one separate from someone who you've have never seen? The overall is touching, but sad. Though rendered in animation there's no juvenile cop-out for this mature work about mature themes.
A beautiful and heartbreaking claymation about depression, loneliness and friendship, crafted with a gorgeous production design, a wonderful direction and a bittersweet story that is so profoundly touching it is hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't be moved by it.
A wonderfully sweet and beautiful movie!
Mary and Max Quotes
|Max Jerry Horowitz:||You are my friend, my only friend.|
|Max Jerry Horowitz:||Dr Bernard Hazelhof says it is good to have goals but not stupid ones like mine.|
|Narrator:||Que Sera, Sera|
|Max Jerry Horowitz:||Jurors are outstanding members of the community who haven't murdered anybody.|