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Is Max and Mary a true story?

By: Michael NovotnyUpdated: March 24, 2021

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Mary and Max” is an unusual, difficult-to-describe movie, to say the least. As comically overstated as parts of it can seem, Elliot says “Mary and Max” is based on a true story – and in fact, the Australian filmmaker has enjoyed a 20-year pen pal friendship with a New Yorker who, like Max, has Asperger syndrome.

Similarly, you may ask, what is Mary and Max about?

Spanning 20 years and two continents, Mary and Max recounts the pen-pal relationship between two very 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.

Additionally, who narrates Mary and Max?

Barry Humphries

How long is Mary and Max?

1h 34m

Is Mary and Max on Netflix?

Mary and Max - (2009) - Netflix
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

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