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Old 20 March 2015, 05:52 PM
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I thought its Oscar was well deserved. There was far more to it than the other films you mentioned. It was a film that wasn't just mindless action and a predictable plot and had something to say.

On Netflix, I discovered Mary and Max, an Australian stop-motion animated from from a few years ago that got no US distribution (despite opening Sundance). It's about a pen pal friendship between Mary, an 8-year-old Australian girl, and Max, a 44-year-old New Yorker with Aspergers. Funny and very poignant. Featuring the voices of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Colette (as a grown up Mary), and Barry "Dame Edna" Humphries.

I know why it wasn't distributed -- it's not really a children's film.

Speaking of animation, the best animated film of last year was clearly The Book of Life.