May (2002)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 177

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AKA:
Directed by: Lucky McKee
Starring: Angela Bettis (May), Jeremy Sisto (Adam), Anna Faris (Polly), James Duval (Victim 1)
Country: USA
Language: English (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:33:28
Genres: Dolls, Gruesome, Lesbian, Necrophilia, Violence Against Animals, Body Modification, Self-Harm

Plot – Spoilers:
How bad can a lazy eye get? Apparently terrible.

May begins her childhood with a lazy eye and a domineering mother. Loneliness and rejection through adolescence see her evolve into an awkward vet-assistant with a particular interest in sewing. But she’s not too awkward in her romantic aspirations – when she sees Adam and his attractive hands, she decides she must have those hands stroking her face, come what may.

May is a great example of the idea – there’s a massive difference between being interested in the effed up and being effed up.

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hoolahoop
hoolahoop
February 14, 2024 8:34 pm

to be loved by the “perfect”, this is what anyone would want. In the end, she CREATES the perfect, and the perfect shows affection. Heaven for her.

iggy
iggy
May 2, 2023 1:37 am

I loaded this one up because it looked familiar. I was thinking of Excision, but May I had not seen before. I’ve got some mixed feelings about films which portray struggling/mentally ill teens or young adults as psychotic killers because they can be exploitative without reflecting reality, but I came away from this one pleasantly surprised. I think it made use of the same thematic metaphor found in The House That Jack Built, wherein killing is a symbol for the process of personal growth. With Jack, he represented von Trier’s artistic development as a director. With May, I saw it much more near to what was actually portrayed here: a young woman who was developmentally deprived. Killing and creating a new doll for herself was like the relationship styles many people with complex trauma and personality disorders experience in life: taking piecemeal from others as a way of developing both a functional persona and an intimate sense of identity. That was not exactly May’s development as a character in this story, but we got something symbolically congruent and immaculately elegant. May’s sole inheritance of developmental identity from her family of origin was an ancient, fragile doll whose true history eluded her, cordoned away behind an equally fragile shell, which could meaningfully offer her nothing. She was even unable to share this gift with anybody except with an audience who could not see or appreciate it, and simply for them to access it was to destroy it. When May finally accepted… Read more »

prezzy
prezzy
February 20, 2023 12:06 am

havnt read all comments but the patch was on wrong eye innit,!!

Shane
Shane
October 24, 2022 9:00 am

Angela Bettis kills it in every flick she’s in,I love her in The woman & May,but ive not seen her in anything shit yet

muffles
muffles
August 16, 2022 3:17 am

I got through it but the sound-track did not help the film and it was slowly predictable. I dearly wanted a happier more upbeat ending. Essentially a montage of good bits sown together with some tatty wool.
As for the cat being mullered by an ash-tray I think it was justified as she had been rejected by so many and then even her pet turned itself against her even though she had saved its life. Plus partly an accident of rage.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
June 5, 2022 5:18 pm

Wow…. How the hell did I miss this one..
. What a film … Magical… Creepy… Bloody… And a totally sympathetic lead… This is fantastic… It’s also very sad and speaks a lot on disability and loneliness in a increasing fickle world.
Truly a work of art.

Absolutely beautiful film

Lucy LePrince
Lucy LePrince
March 23, 2022 8:51 pm

So sorry. Did not intend to post. My touch screen despises me.

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
March 23, 2022 8:33 am

I found May’s quirkiness engaging during the first act (‘setup’) but as the film progressed after that May (for me) lost her appeal and I was no longer engaged with the film which was predictable and limped along (imo) particularly the last act (‘resolution’). That said, thank you Admin for the films you put on the site, much appreciated, but for me this film was just 2/5 dolls

Farfadet Kennedy
Farfadet Kennedy
April 4, 2021 5:15 pm

damn its azamat bagatov

Josie
Josie
January 30, 2021 9:44 am

classic.

LIMN
LIMN
November 15, 2020 10:31 am

i love her… i’m glad she was smiling at the end

mayoi ayase
mayoi ayase
November 14, 2020 3:21 am

wow…she’s just like me!

Sophie Wilde
Sophie Wilde
November 12, 2020 3:00 pm

Hehe ..that was very entertaining on a very boring & dad Thursday November afternoon in C ovid lockdown No 2 ! I can’t help wondering if the writer/ director of this bloody tale is an admirer of Surrealist artist Hans Bellmer …that song by Hole ‘ Doll Parts ‘ was going through my head when May first became entranced by his hands.I enjoyed that and as a cat ?lover myself I’ m quite sure 100% that Miss Kitty was drinking milk and safety back in her basket after she’d ha d her big moment in film ?

Ey3b4lleater
Ey3b4lleater
November 1, 2020 4:58 am

such a good movie! i relate to this one a lot, some parts really made me teary eyed ~ i was just wondering? where was the necrophilia? i was rlly excited for that but didnt get to see any ? unless i wasnt paying attention… :(((

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
September 30, 2020 4:41 am

May is gay

BROTHER BRIMSTONE
BROTHER BRIMSTONE
September 28, 2020 12:32 pm

I almost forgot to mention how amazingly authentic Betti’s is and how exceptionally unique the whole plot is? Well, I’m saying it now!

BROTHER BRIMSTONE
BROTHER BRIMSTONE
September 28, 2020 12:28 pm

Outstanding character development! Slow moving, suspense building, and 100% worth it! Creates atmosphere like few modern movies could ever hope to. Well written, very well acted…one of the best 100 horror films ever made!

Zed Man
Zed Man
September 28, 2020 12:22 pm

Great movie, not too gory, could have been but it didnt need to be. Great acting by the lead female. I have always liked movies about unhinged girls, dont ask me why but I do. Some years back I saw a film titled Sick Girl, sort of similar to this but a lot gorier and more effed up. ( not a request but I hope it will turn up on this site for others to enjoy ). I really liked ” May ” and I think other viewers will too. Cheers to EUM for showing it.

meli
meli
September 28, 2020 11:33 am

great stuff ….i love this site very much….thanks admin for the movies!
just cool movies no bullshit!

princessdestruction#8028
princessdestruction#8028
September 28, 2020 4:12 am

this felt like a black comedy at times, not too serious, but still messed up (althought i’ve seen more effed up movies), also enjoyed the soundtrack as well

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
September 27, 2020 10:25 pm

May is crazy adorkable! Love her character! Great addition to the family. Thanks EUM, keep up the awesome work you guys have done with this site!

Nims
Nims
September 26, 2020 9:25 pm

You guys rock! I requested this a few days ago, thanks so much for uploading it, it’s one of my favorites!

Aurelia
Aurelia
September 26, 2020 3:54 pm

bitch killed a cat for no reason. fuck off