May December (2023)

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R 1 hr 57 minDec 1st, 2023Drama, Comedy
Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.

May December Review

‘May December’ is Darkly Comedic Melodrama Carried by Strong Performances From Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman. Todd Haynes’ latest film explores a controversial issue yet sometimes slides into a strange tone that doesn’t fit with the rest of the movie.

Premiering on Netflix December 1st, ‘May December’ is the new dramatic film from Todd Haynes, who reunites once again with Julianne Moore. This time, Natalie Portman joins for a complicated story of truth, reputation, perception and performance. Haynes, as ever, is a reliable filmmaker for a female-fronted story of controversial passion (he handled the subject delicately and winningly with ‘Carol’), but here it’s as if he also gives in to a notion of melodrama that doesn’t always work, and a distracting score choice doesn’t help that.

Movie Details

On Digital & Streaming:December 1st, 2023 - Watch Now
Movie Budget:$20,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$4,232,370 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Lee Broda, Jeff Rice, Thorsten Schumacher, Thomas K Richards, Jonathan Montepare, Madeleine Rudin Johnson, Samy Burch, Alex Brown, Elizabeth Niles, Claire Taylor
Production Companies:Gloria Sanchez Productions, Killer Films, MountainA