A wonderful animated film by the master storyteller, Adam Elliott. This is a tale of friendship between two unlikely penpals: plump, myopic eight-year old little Mary (voiced by Toni Collette) growing up in suburban Melbourne and fortysomething Max Horovitz (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an obese, friendless New York man with Aspergers syndrome. Lonely and unloved, Mary writes to Max with many questions about life, causing him a few anxiety attacks. But Max recovers and answers Mary with kindness and wisdom. They share a love for chocolate. Their lives are turbulent and strange and they share this over twenty years of letter writing. Will the two ever meet face to face?