Mary and Max: Mary shines but Max explodes

Mary and Max: Mary shines but Max explodes
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At her father’s grave, Mary (voiced by Toni Collette) looks at the little heart Max sent her, where it is written, ‘Love Yourself First’. She decides to take happiness into her life, marries her love Damien (Eric Bana), and writes of her joy to Max. Bursting with self-esteem, Mary shines at university. Determined to cure the world of mental illness, she writes her thesis on Asperger’s syndrome, using Max as her case study. Mary sends a dedicated copy to Max (voiced by Philip Seymour Hoffman), with a promise of half the royalties and a visit to New York. Deeply hurt, Max takes to his typewriter. The narrator of this clip is Barry Humphries. Summary by Antoinette Starkiewicz.