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May (2002)

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A socially awkward veterinary assistant with a lazy eye and obsession with perfection descends into depravity after developing a crush on a boy with perfect hands.

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Lucky McKee

Writer:

Lucky McKee
9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bettis ... May Dove Canady
Jeremy Sisto ... Adam Stubbs
Anna Faris ... Polly
James Duval ... Blank
Nichole Hiltz ... Ambrosia
Kevin Gage ... Papa Canady
Merle Kennedy Merle Kennedy ... Mama Canady
Chandler Riley Hecht ... Young May
Rachel David ... Petey
Nora Zehetner ... Hoop
Will Estes ... Chris, Adam's Roommate
Roxanne Day ... Buckle
Samantha Adams Samantha Adams ... Lucille
Brittney Lee Harvey Brittney Lee Harvey ... Diedre
Connor Matheus ... Kindergarten Boy
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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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Be Careful... She Just Might Take Your Heart. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

When May is walking home from talking to Polly at the Animal Hospital, she is wearing her blue dress. However, in the elevator, she has a white sweater. 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 Pin (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Prowler
Performed by Alien Tempo Experiment 13
Written by Jammes Luckett
Courtesy of Pied Piper Lorre Musesick and Acey Deucey Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Acey Deucey Music
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Something new and fresh in the horror genre
19 May 2005 | by Cat-SquireSee all my reviews

I ordered May on DVD from play.com a couple of days ago and it came through this morning so I sat and watched it and I must say I was rather impressed. I had read comments on the IMDb saying that it was good to see something new in the horror genre and about the excellent performance by Angela Bettis and this inspired me (along with the fact Jeremy Sisto is in this film) to buy it.

Anyhoo, to the point! May is a wonderfully fresh movie in amongst all the blood and guts horror films of today. It moves slowly but it holds your attention well with brilliant performances by Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto and the supporting cast.

Not much more I can think to say about this, my mum and brother are arguing in the next room and distracting my train of thought. It's a crazy life.

Basically, a very good film. Horror fans would love this, as would people who just appreciate good, lower budget films. I bought this and enjoyed it very much and thought it was a good purchase. You might not feel the same so I won't *tell* you to go out and buy it, but I would advise that it is worth it.

8/10 from me, Cat §quire


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

May See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,989, 9 February 2003

Gross USA:

$150,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$264,349
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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