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Mary and Max (15-Jan-2009)

Director: Adam Elliot

Writer: Adam Elliot

Producer: Melanie Coombs

Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Pen Pals

Oddball cartoon portrays a penpal relationship between an eight-year old Australian girl and forty-year old New Yorker.

Mary Dinkle, an eight-year old outcast in a broken mid-1970s Australian home, writes to a random name in a Manhattan phone book one day as part of a desperate attempt to make a friend in the world. The lucky recipient: Max Horowitz, a morbidly obese forty-year old New Yorker beholden to crippling bouts of social anxiety. Child and man embark on an unlikely friendship spanning multiple decades, seeing the pair through various significant episodes in their respective lives as they grow and change as individuals in their own corners of the world.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eric Bana
9-Aug-1968   Hulk, Chopper
Toni Collette
1-Nov-1972   United States of Tara
Philip Seymour Hoffman
23-Jul-1967 2-Feb-2014 Capote
Barry Humphries
17-Feb-1934   Dame Edna
Christopher Massey
26-Jan-1990   Michael Barret on Zoey 101


Toni Collette   ...   Mary (voice)
Philip Seymour Hoffman   ...   Max (voice)
Barry Humphries   ...   Narrator (voice)
Eric Bana   ...   Damien (voice)
Bethany Whitmore   ...   Young Mary (voice)
Renée Geyer   ...   Vera (voice)
Ian 'Molly' Meldrum   ...   Homeless Man (voice)
John Flaus   ...   Len / Ken (voice)
Julie Forsyth   ...   Kissing Woman / Bus Stop Mother (voice)


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