Title: Mary and Max
Length: 92 minutes
Director: Adam Elliot
Writer: Adam Elliot
Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries
Music: Dale Cornelius
Synopsis: two social misfits are pen pals
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Story: Good. It’s not so much that it’s a good story, but that the telling of it is great. Elliot has a peculiarly poetic way of writing (peculiar for film, anyway) that defies a grade in this category.
Special effects/design: Great.
Music: Good. Most of the score is great, but there’s some other music that’s not so good.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites). I love Elliot’s stuff, and this is easily his best yet. Sad and funny and beautiful.
Objective Rating: 3.6/4 (Great).