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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.

Director:

Lucky McKee

Writer:

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

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Cast

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 poster on wall of Adam's house is of Opera Movie 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

The closing credits include the credits for the film-within-the-film made by Adam:

"jack and jill" a film by chris sivertson

jack jesse hlubik jill jennifer lyn grant make-up effects by zach passero See more »

Connections

Spoofs Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Little Hands
Performed by The Wedding's Off
Written by Michael Rings
Courtesy of Kissing Without Panic Music
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User Reviews

 
Weird, unusual and oddly engaging
28 December 2004 | by guyfromjerzeeSee all my reviews

"May" is not a movie I would nominate for an Oscar, or any sort of award, but it is original. Many scenes totally creeped me out, but what can I say? It's a horror flick! And I commend the director for being unapologetic about this sick, demented material. The film is well-made and well-acted. Just don't expect the feel-good movie of the year. I can watch Jason Voorhies slice a victim's head off with a machete while eating a 3-course meal, but watching a room full of blind children crawl all over a floor and cut themselves with broken glass is pretty damn disgusting to me. Fans of the horror genre definitely won't be disappointed. (7 out of 10)


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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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