Mary and Max and the Struggle to Embrace Imperfection

I watched the movie Mary and Max this weekend. Twice.

This clay animated film (think Up) has some great narration, including Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Bethany Whitmore was incredible as the young Mary.

Voice actors have traditionally been so underrated, but celebrity voice actors are the “new sound of animation.”

This is not a film for children. It portrays a somewhat dark, even macabre outlook on life. But it is balanced by laugh-out-loud humor, and the crazy, quirky ways of human kindness. Do yourself a favor and watch this along with someone else who has a bent towards being disappointed because things never turn out as perfectly as they think things should.

Let’s face it: when it comes to whether we should embrace our imperfection, do we really have an alternative?


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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3 Responses to Mary and Max and the Struggle to Embrace Imperfection

  1. Tammy Vitale says:

    Thanks for the referral. Went on over and watched the trailer – looks VERY promising!

  2. Tammy Vitale says:

    so where did you find it? netflix doesn’t know when it will be available.

  3. carolwiebe says:

    Tammy, I picked ours up at our local video store (Blockbuster). You can also do a pre-order at for less than it costs to go to the movie with someone (unless you see movies for less than we do in Canada).


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