Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Movie Review-Mary & Max

Movie Review-"Mary & Max"
Rating- PG-13
Director-Adam Elliot
Actors-Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Mary & Max" is one of the best animated movies I've seen. It is about a lonely Australian girl named Mary (Toni Collette). She desperately wants a friend, so one day she decides to write to a randomly chosen American. The letter goes to Max (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a man living in New York City who has Asperger's Syndrome. He has a very lonely life, also, and he answers Mary's letter. Soon, they are sending letters back and forth and learning about each other's lives. Although "Mary & Max" is an animated movie, it is not for kids, and I would recommend it more to teenagers and adults. "Mary & Max" has probably the best portrayal of Asperger's Syndrome that I've seen in a movie. It also has exceptional voice work by Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who make the characters come to life. I really recommend watching "Mary & Max".

No comments: