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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

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Lucky McKee
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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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There Are No Good Wholes...Just Parts. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Lucky McKee: The man with his girlfriend in the elevator, both times. See more »

Goofs

Young May's bad eye seems to be on the left. Adult May's bad eye is on the right. May has amblyopia or "lazy eye." Although it appears that her "bad" eye changes from the left one as a child to the right one as an adult, amblyopia is treated by putting a patch over the good eye. Because her left eye has the patch over it when she is a child, May's good eye is always on the left. 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

All words and names in the end credits are in lower case letters, with the exception of the company, MPRM Public Relations, written as mPRm. See more »

Connections

Followed by Roman (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Frox
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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User Reviews

 
I can't believe it took me so long to see this
10 February 2006 | by razorbladeetchesSee all my reviews

I remember hearing the buzz on this movie awhile back but never rented it. We have a bad snow storm headed our way so I figured I'd rent a few movies and stay indoors. Rented this on a whim and I was really amazed! You pretty much have a good idea where the movie is going, but there are a lot of truly strange and touching moments along the way.

Angela Bettis is such a fantastic actress! Her jittery mannerisms are near perfect. And towards the end she becomes more self-assured and confident when she starts down her dark path. It almost makes me want to rent the TV version of Carrie that she started in .... well, almost.

The film has a lot of heart, it's surprisingly emotional.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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