Mary and Max

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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. 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. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?

  1. Adam Elliot

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Toni Collette

    Toni Collette

    Mary Daisy Dinkle (voice)

  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)

  3. Eric Bana

    Eric Bana

    Damien (voice)

  4. Barry Humphries

    Barry Humphries

    Narrator (voice)

  5. Bethany Whitmore

    Bethany Whitmore

    Young Mary (voice)

  6. RG

    Renée Geyer

    Vera (voice)

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue -


Release Information

  • September 25, 2009
    NR, Theatrical



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