MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,519 this week

May Fools (1990)
"Milou en mai" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  July 1990 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,700 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 14 critic

Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Fabienne Vonier dies aged 66
| ScreenDaily
Obituary: Fabienne Vonier
| ScreenDaily

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 207 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 31 Jul 2012
 
a list of 442 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 8738 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 22 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "May Fools" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: May Fools (1990)

May Fools (1990) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of May Fools.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly
Atlantic City (1980)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Lou is a small time gangster, who thinks he used to be something big. He meets up with a younger girl, Sally, who is learning to be a croupier. Her husband turns up with drugs he has stolen... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's. In an attempt to be comprehensive, the film ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Franklin Chang-Diaz, Louis Malle, Anastasio Samosa Portocarrero
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer
Pretty Baby (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in the early decades of America, only to know her body is for bounty.

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon
Vive le tour (1962)
Documentary | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Chronicals the cyclists of the Tour de France and their daily trails along the race.

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Jean Bobet
God's Country (TV Movie 1985)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis, was filmed in 1979 for a PBS documentary. But for the next six years Malle was too ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Louis Malle
Phantom India (TV Mini-Series 1969)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Louis Malle, Thomas Frederick Howard
Close Up (1976)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentary portrait of Dominique Sanda, the fashion model-cum-actress who became an international star and sex symbol with the release of Robert Bresson's "Une Femme Douce" (1969).

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Dominique Sanda
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Dominique Sanda
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Directors: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Malle
Stars: Frédéric Dumas, Albert Falco, Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Various battles including that of Lepanto.

Directors: Souheil Ben-Barka, Uchkun Nazarov
Stars: Massimo Ghini, Claudia Cardinale, Ugo Tognazzi
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Camille
...
Milou
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Georges
Bruno Carette ...
Grimaldi
Paulette Dubost ...
Mrs. Vieuzac
...
Lily
Martine Gautier ...
Adele
Rozenne Le Tallec ...
Marie-Laure
Jeanne Herry ...
Françoise (as Jeanne Herry-Leclerc)
Renaud Danner ...
Pierre-Alain
...
Daniel
...
Claire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serge Angeloff ...
Adele's fiancé
Anne-Marie Bonange ...
Neighbor
Marcel Bories ...
Leonce
Edit

Storyline

Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde keeps turning up the volume of the radio for the latest news. A deceased sister's interest in the estate is represented by a niece who is an antique dealer, who is most interested in grandmother's emerald ring that Milou's daughter Camille has already slipped on her finger. A non-relative, a truck driver who can't deliver his load of tomatoes in Paris, brings a nephew who was part of the uprising. Everyone is on strike and the matriarch can't be buried. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

May Fools  »

Box Office

Gross:

$1,576,702 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jeanne Herry, who plays Françoise (the little girl) is the real-life daughter of Miou-Miou. In 2014 she directed her first feature film, 'Elle l'adore', starring Sandrine Kiberlain and Laurent Lafitte. See more »

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #5.2 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Prélude: 'Général Lavine' Eccentric
Music by Claude Debussy (as Debussy)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I love this movie!
22 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I wonder why it is not better known? You would think it would be, it is a beautiful movie, maybe not among Malle's very best, but certainly very good. There's a bittersweet feeling and it is also quite funny, as when the sisters are fighting over which one the mother wanted to leave her jewelry to.

Michel Piccoli is one of my favorite actors, and all the other parts are well done too.

Plus, the setting and photography are so beautiful. Somewhere in the Gers I think. When Milou is walking through the vines with his elderly foreman, I drool.

Just the sort of small, beautiful, mellow, not too elaborate country house and vineyard I want for myself when I win the Loterie Nationale!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss May Fools (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?