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Aro Favourite Mary and Max


Australia 2008, 88 minutes
Dir. Adam Elliot
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Family, Cult / Animation

Topics: Mental Health.


Aroview: Clay-mated marvel from Australia that tells an adorable yet heart-breaking tale of friendship between an eight-year-old Melbournian, and an afflicted middle-aged Jewish New Yorker.

WALLACE AND GROMIT is the obvious touchstone, and it more than holds its own in that company both technically and comedically, but the themes here are maturer and delve deeper into the human condition, as its lovable protagonists share a kinship that helps them cope with the wider world and their own issues, such as Asperges Syndrome.

Trumping the director's Academy Award-winning HARVEY KRUMPET, with Phillip Seymour Hoffman at its centre and the incomparable Barry Humphries narrating, this deserves a wide audience to appreciate its beautiful and unconventional splendour.

NZ International Film Festival 2009

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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