After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She's Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He's Max Horowitz, an overweight man with Asperger's, living alone in New York. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?Written by
When Mary is crying in her room during her college years, there's an Abba poster on the wall. Mary is an overweight young adult living with her mother. In 'Muriel's Wedding (1994)', the main character Muriel is also an overweight young adult living with her parents - obsessed with Abba. Mary's voice actress, Toni Collette also played the part of Muriel. See more »
While Max is typing on the typewriter, many times the carriage moves in opposite directions. But while typing the carriage should move only from right to left. See more »
Mary Dinkle's eyes were the color of muddy puddles. Her birthmark, the color of poo.
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The end credits show animated portraits of the characters, with the actors names beneath them. See more »
Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets)
from "Romeo & Juliet" by Sergei Prokofiev is used by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd. exclusive agent for Boosey & Hawkes Music Publisher Ltd of London
Performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Christopher Nicholls
Licensed courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation See more »
Just finished watching this, And Loved it. Previously Wall-e was the only animation that I rated 10/10. And this is the second one.
If You have not seen this You have no idea about how good it is.Its very well written (A True Story) , well Directed, narrated and equally good Animation in all respects. You don't Find Much stuff like this.
Its would get a rating of Pg-13 because of sex related material but I think every Children of 10+ should see this because the sex related material is kept very implicit.
I hope It will get Nominated for best Animation for year 2011, Best screenplay and best picture as well.
I have much more to say but since I have to review lot more movies I will just tell ya: I just Love It.
9.5/10. (Better than all animations of 2009) Can't wait to see it in top 250.
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