Mary and Max – animated #AutismMovie


Clay-animation, black comedy-drama film (2009)

The 20 year story of 2 unlikely pen friends, begins in the mid 70s before personal computers, let alone email!

  • Their relationship is sustained entirely by letter correspondence


In Australia, Mary Daisy Dinkle is the only child of an alcoholic mother and a father with clear Asperger traits

  • Mary is friendless, lonely but intelligent with an inquiring mind
  • She finds Max’s name in a New York phone book at her local Library

In New York City, Max Horowitz is a solitary character, struggling with depression, anxiety and obesity.

  • Max writes to Mary about the struggles and challenges of living with these conditions
  • Eventually Max is formally diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome
  • In subsequent letters, Max explains how this affects his perception of and responses to the World


Here’s a short trailer of the movie.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Asparagus Girl
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 13:06:02

    I’ve always wanted to see this movie but it somehow slipped off my radar — thanks for the reminder (and the YouTube link!). 🙂


    • spectrumscribe
      Jul 24, 2012 @ 13:09:52

      Isn’t it wonderful, the entire movie uploaded on youtube.

      I only found out last week.

      Enjoy 🙂


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