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May (2002)

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A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and unsuccessful attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin.

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Lucky McKee

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Lucky McKee
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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 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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Taglines:

If you can't find a friend... make one. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein játékai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,070, 6 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$150,277, 10 July 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally the film opened with a lengthy introduction to May as a child. But when the film appeared to be taking too long to get to its point, most of those scenes were cut. The opening with the adult May, specifically the first scene with her and her doll, were shot quickly and only to make the point that May was lonely as quickly as possible. 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

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 »


Soundtracks

When He Calls Me Kitten
(1997)
Performed by The Kelley Deal 6000
Written by Kelley Deal
Courtesy of Bug Music, Inc. and Body Butter Music (BMI)
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Beautiful
1 March 2005 | by hoppzSee all my reviews

I cant say much about this movie other than its wonderfully strange. It has an appeal that is not only beautiful but scary and intelligent and never asks the viewer to understand whats going on fully it just guides you through the story with a slightly sick feeling in your stomach because deep down in some small way you know that you relate to the central character even if its just for a passing moment.

This is not a run of the mill slasher type horror movie and explores the characters more than most in the genre especially the first relationship between may and the man with "perfect hands" i wouldn't rent the movie if your looking for a no brainer but if you want a horror with a little more substance and just the right amount of dark humour this is the one for you.


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