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* ReadyForLovemaking: Mary does this at after marrying Damien. [[spoiler:His ambivalent reaction is the first clue that he's not exactly straight.]]

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* ReadyForLovemaking: Mary does this at after marrying Damien. [[spoiler:His ambivalent reaction is the first clue that he's not exactly straight.]]


* StealthPun: As young Mary watches the Noblets (see GettingCrapPastTheRadar above), she curls up with Ethel, a rooster. [[DontExplainTheJoke Or cock.]]

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* StealthPun: As young Mary watches the Noblets (see GettingCrapPastTheRadar above), Noblets, she curls up with Ethel, a rooster. [[DontExplainTheJoke Or cock.]]


* CrapsackWorld: Arguably. The world in which the characters live is far more grounded in reality than most PG-rated claymation works.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The in-universe cartoon "The ''Nob''lets" are a clear example of this; they're anthropomorphized penises.



* HollywoodAtheist: Averted. Max doesn't believe in God because he's "read many books that prove God is a figment of [his] imagination". Despite this, he doesn't really make much of a big deal about it.



* InformedJudaism: Averted. Although Max doesn't act particularly Jewish as an adult (except for wearing a yarmulke) it's clear he was a member of a fairly strict Orthodox sect as a kid.


Set in the 1970-90s, and ''supposedly'' VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, ''Mary and Max'' tells the story of a friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary Daisy Dinkle, a lonely 8-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and Max Jerry Horowitz, an obese 44-year old man with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome living in New York City. The movie follows the story of their life and friendship over the course of Mary's childhood and adulthood. What appears to start out as a solely [[BlackComedy blackly humourous story]] soon turns into something quite dark and [[TearJerker often very depressing]], dealing with everything from [[AbusiveParants parental neglect]], to insecurity, to bullying, to suicide.

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Set in the 1970-90s, and ''supposedly'' VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, ''Mary and Max'' tells the story of a friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary Daisy Dinkle, a lonely 8-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and Max Jerry Horowitz, an obese 44-year old man with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome living in New York City. The movie follows the story of their life and friendship over the course of Mary's childhood and adulthood. What appears to start out as a solely [[BlackComedy blackly humourous story]] soon turns into something quite dark and [[TearJerker often very depressing]], dealing with everything from [[AbusiveParants [[AbusiveParents parental neglect]], to insecurity, to bullying, to suicide.



->''"Sometimes perfect strangers make the best friends..."''

A 2009 Australian clay-animated BlackComedy / Drama film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.

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\n->''"Sometimes [[caption-width-right:325:Sometimes perfect strangers make the best friends..."''

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Mary and Max is a
2009 Australian clay-animated BlackComedy / Drama film [[StopMotion clay-animated]] {{Black|Comedy}} [[{{Dramedy}} Comedy-Drama]] written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.Elliot, the Oscar winning director of the short film WesternAnimation/HarvieKrumpet.



Set in the 1970-90s, and ''supposedly'' VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, ''Mary and Max'' tells the story of a friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary Daisy Dinkle, a lonely 8-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and Max Jerry Horowitz, an obese 44-year old man with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome living in New York City. The movie follows the story of their life and friendship over the course of Mary's childhood and adulthood. What appears to start out as a solely blackly humourous story soon turns into something quite dark and [[TearJerker often very depressing]], dealing with everything from parental neglect, to insecurity, to bullying, to suicide.

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Set in the 1970-90s, and ''supposedly'' VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, ''Mary and Max'' tells the story of a friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary Daisy Dinkle, a lonely 8-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and Max Jerry Horowitz, an obese 44-year old man with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome living in New York City. The movie follows the story of their life and friendship over the course of Mary's childhood and adulthood. What appears to start out as a solely [[BlackComedy blackly humourous story story]] soon turns into something quite dark and [[TearJerker often very depressing]], dealing with everything from [[AbusiveParants parental neglect, neglect]], to insecurity, to bullying, to suicide.


* BlindWithoutEm: Ivy, Max's neighbor.

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* BlindWithoutEm: Ivy, Max's neighbor. Then again, from what's implied, she can't see with them either.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Mostly averted, as Mary's mother "borrows" things from the store, but Mary realizes that something about it is off.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome or SplashOfColor: Scenes that follow Max in New York City are black and white with the occasional splash of color. Scenes that follow Mary in Australia are sepia-tone with the occasional splash of color. Interestingly, once Mary comes to visit Max, she's still sepia-toned when everything around her is black and white, and their exchanged gifts retain their origin's coloration.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome or [=/=] SplashOfColor: Scenes that follow Max in New York City are black and white with the occasional splash of color. Scenes that follow Mary in Australia are sepia-tone with the occasional splash of color. Interestingly, once Mary comes to visit Max, she's still sepia-toned when everything around her is black and white, and their exchanged gifts retain their origin's coloration.



* InnocentInaccurate: Mostly averted, as Mary's mother "borrows" things from the store, but Mary realizes that something about it is off.


A 2009 Australian clay-animated BlackComedy film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.

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A 2009 Australian clay-animated BlackComedy / Drama film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.



* BlackComedy:

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* BlackComedy:BlackComedy: When it isn't being depressing, it has quite a few laughs.



* RealIsBrown

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* RealIsBrownRealIsBrown: For the scenes in Australia.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Apart from the director's 20-year friendship with the source for the Max character, [[spoiler:(who was ''still'' alive at the time of the film's release and might still be today)]], mostly fiction.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Apart from the director's 20-year friendship with the source for the Max character, [[spoiler:(who was ''still'' alive at the time of the film's release and might still be today)]], mostly is)]], it's all fiction.


A 2009 Australian clay-animated film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.

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A 2009 Australian clay-animated BlackComedy film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.


A 2009 Australian clay-animated film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'', as well as the fact that it falls [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids smack bang into the middle of the]] AnimationAgeGhetto.

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A 2009 Australian clay-animated film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The emotionally powerful ''Mary and Max'' appears to have been overshadowed by such recent, better-known stop motions as ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'', as well as the fact that it falls [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids smack bang into the middle of the]] AnimationAgeGhetto.
''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.


* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: "Go with good health" is Max's send-off to his letters.

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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: "Go "Gey gezunterheyt" ("Go with good health" health") is Max's send-off to his letters.

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* {{Angrish}}: Max devolves into this [[spoiler: after receiving Mary's book]] - he doesn't even bother with coherent sentences in the first draft of his letter, instead opting to simply list the emotions he was feeling as he felt them.


* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Mary's mother Vera. Well, aside from the "party" part.


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* LadyDrunk: Mary's mother Vera enjoys "tasting" the cooking sherry.

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