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Year of Release: 2009
Rated: Not Rated
Director(s): Adam Elliot
Animation Studio: Melodrama Pictures
Approx. Running Time: 92 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Remarkable and Poignant"
-Los Angeles Times
"A Splendid, Beautiful, Hilarious and Heartbreaking film."
From Academy Award winning writer/director Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs (HARVIE KRUMPET) comes the hilarious and moving new 'clayography' feature film about the pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Daisy Dinkle (voiced by Oscar nominee Toni Collette) is a lonely 8-year-old in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Max Jerry Horowitz (Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman) is an obese 44-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City. Over the course of 20 years and 2 continents, their unusual journey of friendship will explore autism, taxidermy, alcoholism, where babies come from, kelptomania, sexual differences, trust, copulating dogs, religious differences, agoraphobia and more of life's big and little surprises.
I stumbled across this movie on Amazon Prime Instant Streaming and went into it knowing nothing about it other than that it was animated. To say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. I fell in love with this movie and ended up watching it 5 times in the space of about a month. If I wasn't giggling like an idiot at its wonderful humor, I was weeping over the tragedies of its story. It is absolutely beautiful. WATCH IT NOW.
Not Rated (MPAA)
2009(Year Of Release)