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May (2002)

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

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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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dry humor | friend | doll | case | love | See All (166) »

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Be Careful... She Just Might Take Your Heart. See more »

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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11 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein játékai  »

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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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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 is left. Adult May's bad eye is right. 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 »

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References Pin (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Weighting
Performed by Alien Tempo Experiment 13
Written by Jammes Luckett
Courtesy of Pied Parnes-Luckettiper Lorre Musesick and Acey Deucey Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Acey Deucey Music
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Wonderful
14 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm so glad people are re-discovering horror as a serious genre because the endless SCREAM rip-offs were getting more tiresome than even the previous decade's endless HALLOWEEN rip-offs. MAY not only operates as a great horror film, it also is a wonderful character study of social dysfunction. Angela Bettis is wonderfully painful to watch in her attempts at love. She's an actress to keep your eyes on in the future. The ending gets a little more standard but is just creepy enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.


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