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May (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  11 April 2003 (Denmark)
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A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Merle Kennedy ...
Chris, Adam's Roommate
Samantha Adams ...
Brittney Lee Harvey ...


When May was a child, she was a lonely girl with a lazy eye and without any friends except a weird and ugly doll kept in a glass case given by her bizarre mother on her birthday. May becomes a lonely, weird young woman, working in an animal hospital and assisting the veterinarian in surgeries and sewing operated animals most of the time. Her lesbian colleague Polly has a sort of attraction for her. When the shy May meets the mechanic Adam Stubbs, she loves his hands and has a crush on him. They date, but the weirdness and bizarre behavior of May pushes Adam away from her. Alone, May has a brief affair with Polly, but she feels rejected again when her colleague meets Ambrosia. When her doll is accidentally broken, the deranged May decides to build a friend for her, using the best parts her acquaintances can offer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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friend | doll | case | love | birthday | See All (160) »


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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein játékai  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,070 (USA) (6 June 2003)


$145,540 (USA) (4 July 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The teenage girl who asks May "got any cold ones in there" is dressed up as a zombie cheerleader in the exact same costume and makeup from Lucky McKee's very first movie, All Cheerleaders Die (2001). See more »


May's massacre occurs on Halloween. But when she is walking home, you can see Christmas trees in the windows. See more »


[first lines]
Young May: What's wrong with my eye, mama?
Mama: Doctor says it's lazy eye. But, we're going to make you look perfect.
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Crazy Credits

All words and names in the end credits are in lower case letters, with the exception of the company, MPRM Public Relations, written as mPRm. See more »


References L'Age d'Or (1930) See more »


Deviation on a Theme
Composed and Performed by Jammes Luckett
Produced and Arranged by Jammes Luckett and Angelo Metz
Engineered by Angelo Metz at the Mush Room, Los Angeles, Ca
Additional performers: Angela Bettis / Angelo Metz / Claudia Schwartz
Copyright 2001 except "Deviation on a Theme: Construction" copyright 1992
Pied Piper Lorre Musesick & Acey Deucey Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Acey Deucey Music
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Something new and fresh in the horror genre
19 May 2005 | by (Glasgow, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

I ordered May on DVD from play.com a couple of days ago and it came through this morning so I sat and watched it and I must say I was rather impressed. I had read comments on the IMDb saying that it was good to see something new in the horror genre and about the excellent performance by Angela Bettis and this inspired me (along with the fact Jeremy Sisto is in this film) to buy it.

Anyhoo, to the point! May is a wonderfully fresh movie in amongst all the blood and guts horror films of today. It moves slowly but it holds your attention well with brilliant performances by Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto and the supporting cast.

Not much more I can think to say about this, my mum and brother are arguing in the next room and distracting my train of thought. It's a crazy life.

Basically, a very good film. Horror fans would love this, as would people who just appreciate good, lower budget films. I bought this and enjoyed it very much and thought it was a good purchase. You might not feel the same so I won't *tell* you to go out and buy it, but I would advise that it is worth it.

8/10 from me, Cat §quire

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