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May (2002)

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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 is sent into a murderous tailspin.

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Storyline

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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dry humor | friend | doll | case | love | See All (166) »

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There Are No Good Wholes...Just Parts. See more »

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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11 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein játékai  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,070, 6 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$150,277, 10 July 2003
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Blank and May meet was a re-shoot. In the original scene, May was not cold and vague, but angry, and insulted people as they walked by on the street. The scene ended with the two of them in the park. That scene is still in the film but entirely replaced and reedited. It is now the scene where Adam and May meet and have there final talk in the park. The scene is told only through close ups, with both May and Adam glancing off camera. They were originally looking at Blank who was sitting beside her. But he was edited out of the scene completely. See more »

Goofs

Just before Petey falls to the floor to find the doll, you can see blood on her legs and arms before she hits the floor and cuts herself the glass. See more »

Quotes

[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

No animals were harmed in the making of this film. All scenes involving injured, maimed, bloodied or deceased animals were accomplished through the magic of taxidermy and/or prosthetic appliances. See more »

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Soundtracks

Waiting for Tomorrow
Performed by Thrill My Wife
Written by Max Batista / Thrill My Wife
Courtesy of Thrill My Wife Music
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Beautiful
1 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I cant say much about this movie other than its wonderfully strange. It has an appeal that is not only beautiful but scary and intelligent and never asks the viewer to understand whats going on fully it just guides you through the story with a slightly sick feeling in your stomach because deep down in some small way you know that you relate to the central character even if its just for a passing moment.

This is not a run of the mill slasher type horror movie and explores the characters more than most in the genre especially the first relationship between may and the man with "perfect hands" i wouldn't rent the movie if your looking for a no brainer but if you want a horror with a little more substance and just the right amount of dark humour this is the one for you.


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