Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Spanning 20 years and two continents, "Mary and Max" tells of a pen-pal relationship between two ver... read morey different people: Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely eight-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia; and Max Horovitz, a severely obese, 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City. As "Mary and Max" chronicles Mary's trip from adolescence to adulthood, and Max's passage from middle to old age, it explores a bond that survives much more than the average friendship's ups-and-downs. Like Elliot and Coombs''Oscar(R) winning animated short "Harvie Krumpet", "Mary and Max"is both hilarious and poignant as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual differences, trust, copulating dogs, religious differences, agoraphobia and many more of life's surprises.
You wouldn't predict that claymation would be such a great medium to explore issues of alcoholism, loneliness, depression and
Reviewed 17 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 8 months 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,
It's 'vege-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighborhood, and our two enterprising chums are cashing i... read moren with their humane pest-control outfit, "Anti-Pesto." With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, business is booming, but Wallace & Gromit are finding out that running a "humane" pest control outfit has its drawbacks as their West Wallaby Street home fills to the brim with captive rabbits. Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, veg-ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred vegetable plots at night, and the competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch it and save the day. Lying in wait, however, is Lady Tottington's snobby suitor, Victor Quartermaine, who'd rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero -- not to mention Lady Tottington's hand in marriage. With the fate of the competition in the balance, Lady Tottington is eventually forced to allow Victor to hunt down the vegetable chomping marauder. Little does she know that Victor's real intent could have dire consequences for her and our two heroes.
. The top-notch claymation is a feast for the eyes.
Reviewed 2 years days ago
I actually thought this was pretty good though I am bias'd to claymation
Reviewed 20 months days ago
Always been a fan of claymation and this one does not disappoint. Cleverly done.