Comparing The Film 'Mary And Max'

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The film called “Mary and Max” is written and directed by Adam Elliot in 2009 and the story is narrated by Barry Humphries. It is a stop motion animated film and the story is a tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals, Mary and Max. Mary Daisy Dinkle is a lonely eight year old girl who lives in Melbourne and Max Jerry Horowitz is a forty-four-year-old severely obese man who lives in New York. Mary decided to send the letter to a random person in the US because she is wondering how babies were born in the US. Max receives the letter and even though they have completely different backgrounds, they shared the love of chocolate and the Noblets, two quickly became friends.There are several things to highlight from the film. Firstly, Mary and Max don’t have any friends. …show more content…

Suddenly, Mary’s distant father, Noel, dies and he leaves her some money for a university to study psychology. While she is studying in University her mother, Vera, dies due to alcohol. After her mother’s death Mary marries ,the Greek boy next door, Damian Papadopoulos. She makes good progress for her study and thought of writing a book as a her doctoral dissertation on Asperger syndrome with Max as her test subject, which makes him really mad and he stops writing the letters to Mary. Then due to Mary’s mental problem, she got divorced. When all the problems were getting out of hand , Mary decided to attempt suicide, however it failed. Thirdly, most of the time in the story, they are not having fun, but everytime they read or write the letters to each other they enjoyed those

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