Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mary and Max (2009)

Mary and Max (2009)
Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana
Tagline : Sometimes perfect strangers make the best friends

Max : (to Mary) Dr Bernard Hazelhof said if I was on a desert island then I would have to get used to my own company - just me and the coconuts. He said I would have to accept myself, my warts and all, and that we don't get to choose our warts. They are part of us and we have to live with them. We can, however, choose our friends and I am glad I have chosen you.

Thanks to Sherry, I had the chance to watch this underdog gem. It officially jumped into my top 10 movies of the year. I somehow had the same feeling while watching Wall-E few years ago. The movie is basically a galore of quotes in its dialogues that made you think of your life and friends and family, a perfect movie to end the year especially if you are in the recap and review mode like me. Sherry said "it's a tad sad but perfect" which I totally agree. Luckily it was sad ending rather than the typical Hollywood-type cheesy happy ending. The movie was based on true story which I gotta check out soon.

Music-wise, Que Sera Sera was impeccably used in the movie in a memorable scene. I always think that the song has an inert creepiness in it and the movie utilized it to the max. It has the same effect as "End of The World" by Skeeter Davis used in Girl, Interrupted (Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie). Well, go figure!

P/S : To all my friends, I am glad I have chosen you and got chosen back as well.


Sherry said...

At first I was thinking of buying this for Olivia's sake so imagine my shock when I watched it! It's so dark & I like the way that they deliver the story by using cute cartoon instead of real people.

CK said...

it's claymation!