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May in the Summer (2013)

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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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Cherien Dabis

Writers:

Cherien Dabis (story), Cherien Dabis
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Jordan | Qatar | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2013 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El verano de May See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,157, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,004, 5 September 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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 »

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Performed by Shysti
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Loved the movie
16 March 2015 | by jmlogan54See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the story with its twists and turns. Like the previous reviewer, I do feel that a great deal of my enjoyment was derived from the backdrop of Amman, Jordan. It is stunningly beautiful and add to that the background soundtrack of the calls to prayer, even more beautiful. Also, learning that the lead was played by the writer of the story, I wondered if it was autobiographical. I would have liked to learn more about why all 3 daughters left their homeland. I would have liked to learn more about how the father met the mother. Bill Pullman did a great job with the role of the father coming across as believable some of the time but not believable much of the time.


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