May Movie Review Summary

Actors: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris

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Angela Bettis plays the title character May, who is a young woman with a lazy eye. She had a very lonely childhood because all the kids made fun of her and wouldn't be her friend. So May's only friend has always been the doll her mother gave her.
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May works in a vet's clinic where she befriends a pretty lesbian (Anna Faris) who flirts with her. May meets a young cute guy (Jeremy Sisto) in the laundromat and she tries to get him to notice her. May is obsessed with body parts, and she finds this guy's hands absolutely beautiful and fascinating.

The review of this Movie prepared by Ann Gabriel

Written and directed by Lucky Mckee, May stars Angela Bettis as May Dove Canady, a shy, lonely girl with a lazy eye who works for a veterinarian. The film briefly opens up showing May as a child. With her lazy eye she doesn't make friends easily so her mother gave her a doll encased in glass that she said would be her best friend forever. Then it flashes forward to the present with May getting her lazy eye fixed with contacts and her admiring Adam (Jeremy Sisto) from afar. She eventually gets the nerve to talk to Adam after bumping into him at the laundromat. They make small talk and eventually start to date. At the same time, May's co-worker Polly (Anna Farris) begins to seduce her and they have a little sexual encounter. But May is in love with Adam (especially his hands) but things don't work out after Adam has a few awkward experiences with May. Scorned, May runs back to polly but finds that she has another girlfriend to play with. This breaks May's heart and sends her reeling emotionally. Lost, May decides to spend her free time helping blinds kids. She brings the the doll her mom gave her to let the blind kids feel it and it gets broken. This was the last straw for May. With a nod to the story of "Frankenstein" and the movie "Pieces", May makes sure that Adam and Polly are her best friends forever.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades

MAY is a movie written and directed by Lucky McKee in 2002. It won numerous prizes in European movie festivals during the year 2003.

May is a very mixed-up young girl working in an animal hospital. She lives alone with hundreds of dolls, often speaks with them and uses to spend her spare time sewing. She falls in love with Adam, a young man she's considering as perfect.

At first moved and seduced by May's innocence, Adam will be shocked by the young girl's way to show her love when she savagely bites him when he kisses her. Adam decides to leave a bewildered May who, from this moment on, will slowly plunge into madness. She will return the sexual advances of her colleague Polly.

She then decides, like dear old Dr. Frankenstein, to create a "lover" made of the best parts of her acquaintances's bodies, parts she will carefully sew together. She chooses to start her work with Adam's so sensual hands and with her friend Polly's neck.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of May

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   stalker with romantic feelings for victim Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   necrophilia    -   Lesbians!    -   really kinky sex! Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   lesbians!

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