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Last Days of May (1998)

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May is a young woman in her early 20s who is a tangled mass of neuroses and complexes. Her various disorders make it impossible for her to function in society; the only place where she's in... See full summary »

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George Spyros

Writer:

George Spyros
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Credited cast:
Dahlia Mindlin Dahlia Mindlin ... May
Leslie Lyles Leslie Lyles ... Pat
Neil Pepe Neil Pepe ... Tom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Burns ... Danny
Kathleen Dennehy
Richmond Hoxie
Gail Neil Gail Neil
Eddy Toru Ohno ... Mr. Ohno (as Toru Ohno)
Adina Porter
Mara Russo Mara Russo
Paul Schulze
Todd Weeks
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May is a young woman in her early 20s who is a tangled mass of neuroses and complexes. Her various disorders make it impossible for her to function in society; the only place where she's in her element is when she's working with kids at her job, connecting with them through her own childlike nature. Her mom's loutish coworkers prey on her, and a drunken backseat grapple leads to sex. Her mother is hardly better off than she is, but has appointed herself as May's guardian angel in a sick variant of the mother-daughter relationship. As the disintegrating May, Dahlia Mindlin calls to mind a young Mia Farrow in her harrowing portrayal of the fragile Rosemary. Filled with wobbly hand-held camerawork and abrupt edits, comparisons to John Cassavetes are also inevitable, as the story advances more through characters than plot. All in all, it adds up to an increasingly uncomfortable and agonizing viewing experience that leaves the audience like rubberneckers at a highway pileup, horrified but ... Written by Jerry Renshaw

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Brilliant Film
15 June 2000 | by jas25See all my reviews

A few months ago I caught Last Days of May at the Johns Hopkins film festival. This was a very good film. Done in a Cassavettes style of film making, George Spyros succeeds at bringing us up close and personal with all his characters. The acting is amazingly realistic, as is the writing. If this film is playing at a festival near you, I suggest you see it.


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