Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Academy Award-winning Harvie Krumpet director Adam Elliot returns to the world of clay animation wit... read moreh this simple tale of the innocent correspondence between a portly eight year old girl from the suburbs of Melbourne and a morbidly obese, middle-aged Jewish New Yorker suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. On the surface it would seem that Mary (Toni Collette) and Max (Philip Seymour Hoffman) would have little in common, but over the course of twenty years, the unlikely pen pals exchange letters discussing everything from taxidermy, trust, pets, religion, obesity, autism, agoraphobia, alcoholism, and just about any other topic that comes to mind as they sit down and put pen to paper. Barry Humphries and Eric Bana provide additional voices. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
You wouldn't predict that claymation would be such a great medium to explore issues of alcoholism, loneliness, depression and
Reviewed 9 months days ago
that is clever and insightful thanks to an intelligent script and fine direction, and the excellent claymation creates a visual appeal which just adds more benefit to the experience of watching Mary a
Reviewed 14 days days ago
. Directed by Oscar-winning director Adam Elliot, the film was animated in the style of claymation. It's never usually seen nowadays, and Aardman Studios, who brought us Wallace and Gro
Helena Bonham Carter,
Eccentric inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his faithful if often perplexed dog Gromit ar... read moree back in their first feature-length adventure from animator Nick Park. Wallace and Gromit have launched a new business venture just in time for a major gardening competition in their neighborhood of West Wallaby. "Anti-Pesto" is a humane pest-relocation service in which Wallace and Gromit capture rabbits and other critters who have been eating the produce from local gardens and give them new homes somewhere else. Business has been going well, and when the woman hosting the garden show, Lady Tottington (voice of Helena Bonham Carter), discovers a massive tribe of rabbits has been making a mess of her garden, she calls in Wallace and Gromit to move the bunnies elsewhere. Wallace is quite taken with Lady Tottington, but he's not the only one -- Victor Quartermaine (voice of Ralph Fiennes) is a slick but arrogant upper-class type who wants to win Lady Tottington's hand (and fortune) and is convinced he can do a better job capturing the rabbits than Wallace. However, Wallace's attempts to brainwash the rabbits away from veggies using his latest invention has disastrous results, and soon Wallace has to deal with a beastly bunny as well as a heavily-armed Quartermaine. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit followed Park's previous film with the duo, A Close Shave, by ten years, and was produced after Park broke through to mainstream success with the feature Chicken Run. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
. The top-notch claymation is a feast for the eyes.
Reviewed 21 months days ago
I actually thought this was pretty good though I am bias'd to claymation
Reviewed 12 months days ago
Always been a fan of claymation and this one does not disappoint. Cleverly done.