Down 37,489 this week

An Angel for May (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  23 December 2002 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 666 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 4 critic

Tom travels fifty years to the past after discovering a time machine. He meets May, a little orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.



0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 240 titles
created 30 Jul 2012
a list of 116 titles
created 13 Dec 2012
a list of 3691 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
a list of 63 titles
created 20 Feb 2014
a list of 57 titles
created 03 Jun 2014

Related Items

Search for "An Angel for May" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: An Angel for May (TV Movie 2002)

An Angel for May (TV Movie 2002) 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 An Angel for May.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two teenage boys try to help a tiny spherical alien get back to its mothership, while the army and a devious petty crook pursue the creature for its wonderful powers.

Director: Harley Cokeliss
Stars: Ben Buckton, Keith Jayne, Ron Pember
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Stars: Antoine L'Écuyer, Suzanne Clément, Daniel Brière
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Class 6b is going camping, led by Mister Twister (Mees Kees) and Mrs. Dreus. But Dreus strains her back and suddenly all responsibility rests on the shoulders of Mees Kees. When things go ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Bredero
Stars: Felix Osinga, Brent Thomassen, Martijn Fischer
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special OperationsDivision of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives.

Director: Geoffrey Sax
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Sophie Okonedo


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Wheeler
Charlotte Wakefield ...
May (Aged 10)
Tom Collins
Bob Harris
Sniffer (as Michael McNulty)
Barbara Collins (Mom)
Alison Wheeler
School Team Captain
James Joyce ...
Big Kid
Daniel Mason ...
Short Hair
Jonathan Bradd ...
Andrew Foxcroft ...
Number 2
Ashley Rhodes ...
Small Boy


Tom travels fifty years to the past after discovering a time machine. He meets May, a little orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Family | Fantasy


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

23 December 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Un ángel para May  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Return to the past
10 October 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"An Angel for May" came unexpectedly the other day on cable. We hadn't heard about this film, at all, as we don't remember it having played locally. This English film, directed with style by Harley Cokeliss, proved to be a surprise and we recommend it for young audiences and their parents as it will provide quality entertainment with a good story to boot!

The film opens in England after an air raid during WWII, in which a young girl is calling for help, although we don't see her. Right after that, we are in the present time following Tom, a young boy who lives with his mother in a rural community after the parents separated. Tom is a boy in turmoil by what's going on. As a result, Tom goes on his bicycle all to the nearby countryside where he had spotted a dog that seems to be lost.

His search brings him to an old ruined structure where he finds the dog. Little does he know that he is going to embark in an adventure he didn't bargain for. In fact, this ruined placed used to be a farm that holds a mystery and involves Tom and a childhood friend. Not wanting to give out anything else, let's say that Tom is completely surprised by what he discovers among the ruins.

The closing sequence of the film was handled with great care by Mr. Cokeliss, as it involves Tom going to the old church trying to find out about the whereabout of someone dear to him. Tom's mind is put at ease when the kind Rosie comes to him as he is contemplating the names in a tomb in the church's cemetery. The scene is lovely and it finally puts Tom's mind at ease because he has deciphered the mystery of what he experienced.

The two young actors, Matthew Beard and Charlotte Wakefield are wonderful in their roles. They are intelligent children and a delight to see. Any film that has Tom Wilkinson and Anna Massey in it can't be bad. Mr. Wilkinson does a great job in his short appearance. Anna Massey is lovely in that tender scene at the end of the film. Geraldine James, Julie Cox and Angeline Ball are seen in supporting roles.

Congratulations to Harley Cokeliss for bringing this beautiful tale to the screen and we recommend it to anyone who is young at heart.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
may? fiona_forrest
DVD sjj1805
What a DEAR movie! Denise_Harrison
Locations spcam
Soundtrack CushyJob
I have this movie allwar
Discuss An Angel for May (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: