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Psychological horror about 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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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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friend | doll | birthday | surgery | lesbian | See more »

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If you can't find a friend... make one. See more »

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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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11 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

When the camera shows a close up of May sewing the red blouse, the presser foot of the sewing machine is in the 'up' position. When using a sewing machine, the presser foot must be in the 'down' position to control the movement of the fabric and the consistency of the stitches. 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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References Opera (1987) See more »

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Where Did the Home Team Go
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Performed by The Kelley Deal 6000
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Worst Movie Ever!
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't believe that I actually wasted time out of my life to watch this movie. It was weird, disgusting, and just plain disturbing. The story line is extremely amateur- A 5th grader could have come up with something more original and scary.The main actress failed miserably at attempts to be "weird" ie. awkward hand movements that just seemed so unnatural. All in all she was just a really bad actress. You could tell the film was extremely low budget. The soundtrack was even terrible! Filled with instrumentals that try to be scary, but do not succeed! Some good actors were cast in it though. That was the only good thing about this entire film. Don't waste your time or money on this catastrophe of a movie!!


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