Friday, June 25, 2010

mary & max

I loved this movie from Adam Elliot so much! It was adorable and sad and depressing and wonderful. I'm obsessed with writing obviously and I love writing letters and getting postcards and little packages in the mail. The premise of this movie is so strange and whimsical and I wish I had thought of it, because it could go in so many directions. Especially since I've been wanting to write more on the strange side, a la Flannery O'Connor, one of my most favorite of influential writers.

The movie centers around Mary, a lonely little girl who decides to find a friend by choosing a name and address at random and begins a penpal relationship with a lonely old man, Max J. Horovitz. I really like the weirdness of it, above all.

Voiced by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette respectively.

It's all in claymation, and pressing questions like "Do you have a favorite-sounding word?" or "Have you ever been a communist?" and "Have you ever been attacked by a crow or similar large bird?" are answered. If you haven't already done so, rent, buy, just watch this movie.

And if anyone wants a penpal, I'm in. I just bought the cutest stationery set from Anthropologie. We can send little trinkets and pictures and if we go travel somewhere we can send each other postcards from our adventures. I collect postacards. Here are just a few of the more recent ones from my modest collection from friends who've travelled much more exciting places than I've been so far.

Just send me your address at :)


  1. That movie sounds adorable! I must find it so I can watch it. And your stationary is soo cute! I love it. I so wish I could have a penpal right now. That would be so much fun! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) I wish I had a recipe for chocolate croissants. I have never attempted to make croissants, but I would love to try. Here is a croissant recipe though:
    I bet you could just add chocolate in the center!

  2. Weird coincidence, I just came across a recipe for chocolate croissants at this blog:

  3. It's a full claymation movie?? Where can one find this?
    Hopefully once I get somewhere outside of covina, I'll send you tons of postcards. If not, I'll try to find Covina postcards.

    Re: I don't like to do things alone, so you should do fun things this summer! And by fun things, I mean all the awesome festivals. I really want to eat crawfish and listen to zydeco music :D

  4. Oh cute! I love claymation, it's my favorite! I used to go to animation festivals all the time, I love shorts! Thanks for sharing! So happy you stopped by Little Blue Deer so I could find you, happy to be your newest follower! XO!

  5. Wow this looks so adorable! I love claymation, the style in this movie looks quite unique.. I'll definitly see if i can find it somewhere :)



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