No one’s pulling punches this round.

This weekend I watched “Mary and Max” which was a stop motion animation film from Australia. I first decided to rent it because it was on some list of 100 best animated movies to watch and was one of the few I hadn’t seen, but didn’t know much about it. It’s kind of a strange film about a friendship built between two lonely people; a young girl in Australia and an older man in New York. The visuals were striking and though the story was more dark comedy, it was light enough that I really enjoyed it. It’s not a film for children as there are some candid references to sex, and it does go to some very dark places, but it’s well worth watching.