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Mary and Max

April 09, 2009 | Icon Film Distribution | 92 minutes
Directed by: Adam Elliot | Written by: Adam Elliot | Cinematography: Gerald Thompson | Editing: Bill Murphy | Production Design: Adam Elliot | Music: Dale Cornelius
In the 1970's, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to the desired person; she includes a chocolate bar. She's Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He's Max Horowitz, living alone in New York, overweight, subject to anxiety attacks. He writes back, with chocolate, answering Mary's many questions. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Will the two ever meet face to face?
Cast: Toni Collette (Mary Daisy Dinkle), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Max Jerry Horovitz), Barry Humphries (Narrator), Eric Bana (Damien), Bethany Whitmore (Young Mary Daisy Dinkle), Renée Geyer (Vera Dinkle)
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