Mary and Max
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, an overweight man with Asperger's, living alone in New York. 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?
Director: Adam Elliot
Writer: Adam Elliot
Released: 09 Apr 2009
Awards: 4 wins & 9 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
The reason I forgive you is because you...
When I was young
Maybe this is why I don't have any...
You are my best friend
People like to believe in God 'cause it...
My warts and all
Butts are bad because they wash out to...
And Ivy's death
People often think I am tactless and...
He's scared of outside
Do you have a favourite sounding word
It would be good if there was a Fat...
Max hoped Mary would write again
He smelled like licorice and old books
Mary Dinkle's eyes were the color of...
Max had trouble understanding non verbal...
Recipes are like mathematical equations
Have you ever been a communist
My 5th job was a garbage collector
Born in a barn in the hills of Boronia
My third job was for a company that...
Even though Max's letter smelt like...
911 Operator / Ambulance Voice / Derisive Observer (voice) (as Chris Massey) - Christopher Massey
Alleyway Bully One (voice) - Oliver Marks
Alleyway Bully Two / Bird Injury Girl / Bus Stop Girl / Katherine Ramsay (voice) - Daisy Kocher
Alleyway Bully Three (voice) - Daniel Marks
Animals (Miscellaneous) / Mad Jury Member / Opera Singer Two (voice) - Hamish Hughes
BMX Bandit (voice) - Dan Doherty
Bus Stop Mother / Kissing Woman (voice) - Julie Forsyth
Cher the Chihuahua / Sonny the Chihuahua (voice) - Mandy Mao
Damien Popodopolous (voice) - Eric Bana
Datsun Sunny Driver (voice) - Patrick McCabe
Dr. Bernard Hazelhof / Garbo Two / Grandpappy Ralph / Ivan Ruby Bevan / Mr. Ravioli / Postmaster / Runover Kitten / Worm (voice) - Adam Elliot
Ethel the Rooster (voice) - Mr. Peck
Ferrari Driver (voice) (as Michael Allen) - Michael James Allen
Frankston Icebreaker One (voice) - Bill Murphy
Frankston Icebreaker Two (voice) - Shaun Patten
Garbo One (voice) - Bernie Clifford
Hal the Cat (voice) - Milly
Harvey Krumpet - John Flaus
Henry the Fish (voice) - Henry Karjalainen
Homeless Man (voice) - Ian 'Molly' Meldrum
Kevin the Pug (voice) - Kevin
Lottery Caller / New Yorker Two (voice) - Chris Wallace
Mary Daisy Dinkle - Toni Collette
Mary's Baby (voice) - Marlee Bevan
Max Jerry Horovitz - Philip Seymour Hoffman
Mrs. Pendergast (voice) - Melanie Coombs
Narrator - Barry Humphries
New York Callgirl / New Yorker One (voice) - Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen
New Yorker Three (voice) - Alf Klimek
Opera Singer (voice) - Antoinette Halloran
Overeaters Anonymous Tutor / Post Office Customer / Zelda Glutnik (voice) - Leanne Smith
Thespian One (voice) - Stephen Carroll
Vera Lorraine Dinkle (voice) - Renée Geyer
Wedding Reception Guest (voice) - Athanasios Kourtidis
Wedding Reception Guest (voice) - Yorgos Kourtidis
Young Mary Daisy Dinkle - Bethany Whitmore
Lincoln - Michael Ienna