Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Mary and Max

I just want to draw everyone's attention to this little animated film, Mary and Max.
You really do need to see it.

Its about two misfits. The first one, Mary is a small, Australian child, who feels she has been disfigured by a birthmark and she has come from a dysfunctional family, who told her she wasn't a planned or wanted baby.
At eight years old, she is very lonely.
Mary decides to choose a name at random from a Manhattan telephone directory and picks out Max, a 40 something man who is grossly overweight and is a solitary figure who also has Asperger's Syndrome.
Obviously when Mary chooses his name from the directory, she doesn't have any idea how old he is or what type of person he is but she just wanted someone to tell her whether it was true that babies were found at the bottom of beer glasses.
She decided to write her first letter.

Neither of these two friendless individuals would have had any idea that their letters would develop into a friendship that would last for twenty years.
I will keep you guessing as to whether these two would ever meet.
If you do watch this film, then have a stack of tissues with you. Or maybe you will find it humorous?
In spite of the emotional impact......I can thoroughly recommend watching it.




22 comments:

Wendy said...

Sounds interesting. I will definitely check it out.

Nick Thomas said...

They look like a couple of typical Aussies to me.

Retired English Teacher said...

Hmmm. I will have to check it out.

Celia said...

I see it made it to the Sundance Festival. I will give it a try.

The Girl from Cherry Blossom Street said...

Yes, this film has great reviews! It's on my must-see list! :-)

Hilary said...

Sounds like it has great potential. Thanks for sharing, Maggie.

Bernie said...

Maggie I hadn't heard of this film but will watch for it and definitely go to it. Thanks for sharing....:-)Hugs

Teacher's Pet said...

I haven't heard of the film...and I can't wait to see it. Thank you for the recommendation, Maggie.
Enjoy your visit with Mr. Blue Eyes...er...Bluelights on Thursday.
He'd better give you a kiss from me!!!
Love,
Jackie

slommler said...

I too have not heard of this film. So thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. I will definitely look for it.
Hugs
SueAnn

Rose said...

I haven't heard of this film before, Maggie; thanks for the recommendation--I'll have to check it out.

TechnoBabe said...

I put this on our Netflix queue and we will watch it today. Thanks for the recommendation.

Akelamalu said...

I hadn't heard of this film but I will certainly keep a look out for it.

Happy Frog and I said...

I hadn't heard of this but it does sound very intriguing. Thanks for the tip and I hope all is well with you. x

Jules~ said...

That sounds like an amazing and inspiring film to watch. Thank you for the recommendation.

gaelikaa said...

I'll definitely try to catch that whenever I can. It looks great.

Maggie, I have an award for you over at my diary blog. Here's the link:

http://gaelikaasdiary.blogspot.com/2011/02/writers-block-sort-of.html

Don't worry if you can't do the meme.

TechnoBabe said...

We watched the movie while we ate lunch today. Thanks for the tip. You know hubby and I like stories about misfits. This movie was very unusual and we both enjoyed it very much. Of course now I want chocolate!

Casdok said...

Not seen this but had heard about it. So with your recommendation i will go :)

RNSANE said...

All I need, Maggie, is something to make me cry. I've been crying buckets lately. It sounds really interesting, though, and I will plan on seeing it!

Jeni said...

Sounds like it would be a good film. I'll have to tell Mandy to see if she can find it and pick it up.

secret agent woman said...

I didn't find the movie humorous or tear-provoking. I found it fairly depressing.

SandyCarlson said...

Sounds like a good story, Maggie!

ladyfi said...

Sounds delightful. Thanks for the tip.