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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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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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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

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11 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$145,540 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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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 »

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The blood smeared on May's chin changes between shots. See more »

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[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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References Trauma (1993) See more »

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Do You Love Me Now?
(1992)
Performed by The Breeders
Written by Kim Deal and Kelley Deal
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group/4AD
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Excellent horror film
8 July 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

May is simply one of the greatest horror films from last years.One of the greatest things from this movie is that it isn't a traditional horror movie and the director took his time to introduce us May.The ending is creepy and disturbing.Angela Bettis is really,an excellent young actress.Her performance on this movie is SPECTACULAR.I think this film isn't for sensitive persons:some images from this movie are way creepy and disturbing.But if you are a fan of horror films,I totally recommend this movie because you will love it.And I die to see The woods,the new movie from Lucky Mc Kee(the director of this movie).

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