|Genre||Animation, Comedy, Drama||Actor||Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette|
8.2 /10 from 127538 users
|Release||09 February 2009||Duration|
In the mid-1970’s, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She’s Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He’s Max Horowitz, an overweight man with Asperger’s, living alone in New York. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?
Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana
09 Feb 2009 (Australia)
4 wins & 7 nominations.
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