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May in the Summer (2013)

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May returns to her childhood home in Jordan for her wedding. Shortly after reuniting with her sisters and their long-since divorced parents, myriad familial and cultural conflicts lead May to question the big step she is about to take.

Director:

Cherien Dabis

Writers:

Cherien Dabis (story), Cherien Dabis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cherien Dabis ... May
Alaadin Khasawneh Alaadin Khasawneh ... Immigration officer
Alia Shawkat ... Dalia
Nadine Malouf ... Yasmine
Hiam Abbass ... Nadine
Tarek Shafakoj Tarek Shafakoj ... Issam
Ali Elyan Ali Elyan ... Uncle Walid
Mary Nuqul Mary Nuqul ... Aunt Hanan
Sima Salti Sima Salti ... Aunt Ima
Ritu Singh Pande ... Anu
Bill Pullman ... Edward
Olga Nicholas Michenina Olga Nicholas Michenina ... Seamstress
Nasri Sayegh Nasri Sayegh ... Tamer
Elie Mitri Elie Mitri ... Karim
Haifa Agha Haifa Agha ... Oum Ziad
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Storyline

High off the success of her first book and planning to marry ZIAD, her sensible, stable and studious fiance, MAY BRENNAN has it all. At least that's what she'd like people to believe. Reunited with her family in Amman, she's thrust back into the chaos of her former existence. Her headstrong mother NADINE, a born-again Christian disapproves of her Muslim fiance so thoroughly she plans to boycott the wedding. Her younger sisters DALIA and YASMINE behave like her children. And her estranged father EDWARD is suddenly and suspiciously interested in making amends. As her wedding day looms, May finds herself more and more confronted by the trauma of her parents divorce. And soon, her once carefully structured life spins hopelessly out of control. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Nadine: Since you were a baby... every time you cried, I cried. Especially you, because you never cried.
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Crazy Credits

The last scene of May looking out over Amman continues behind the first part of the credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah Chorus
Written by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Jim Long
Heard as a ringtone
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Lovely comedy with a heart
7 April 2015 | by friedenberg-ingridSee all my reviews

Let's just start saying that I do not believe that this movie got under six stars on IMDb. This is an amazing Indie movie. Starting with the photography which is beautiful and then going to the plot and to the actors. So refreshing... I loved the expressions of the daughters every time the mother, who is a devoted Christian, made funny religious comments. I can relate so well, I am Brazilian but my father was a Christian Lebanese, so I grew up with both Brazilian and Middle Eastern culture and also with the "religious" behavior of my dad. And it is just like that, besides Middle Eastern people are very friendly and warm and what a hospitality they have, but they are also in everybody's business, pressuring and pushing for marriage and education and all families are kind of dysfunctional, it is just crazy and lovely.

Going back to the movie, I thought with was amazing, sweet, beautiful, female power and funny. Love the soundtrack too. The scenes when they go to the "Red Sea" for the bachelorette party are awesome and hilarious.

Another movie, like this is "Caramel", from director "Nadine Labaki"


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Country:

Jordan | Qatar | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2013 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

May in the Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,157, 1 September 2014

Gross USA:

$22,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$232,855
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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