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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

Writer:

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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be Careful... She Just Might Take Your Heart. 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:

$34,989, 9 February 2003

Gross USA:

$150,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$264,349
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When May and Adam are having lunch on the bench and May begins her "gross story" Adam alternates between having both hands in front of him and having one hand on the back of the bench next to May. 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

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Prowler
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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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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