Mary and Max

  • Directors: Adam Elliot
  • Producers: Melanie Coombs
  • Writers: Adam Elliot
  • Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama
  • Actors: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana

The film takes place from 1976 to 1994 and tells the story of the unlikely pen-pal friendship that lasts for 18 years between Mary, a chubby lonely 8-year-old girl who lives in Mount Waverley, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and Max, a 44-year-old, severely obese, atheistic, Jewish man with Asperger syndrome who lives in New York City.[2]

The central focus of the movie is the letters shared between Mary and Max (from the ages of 8 to 26 and 44 to 62, respectively) and the stories behind their life and the lives of people around them.

The film states in the opening credits that it is based on a true story.

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