• May (2002)


Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2003

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Young misfit May (Angela Bettis) endured a difficult childhood because of her lazy eye. And though contact lenses have helped May adjust as a young adult, her deep-seated awkwardness remains a problem. Adam (Jeremy Sisto), a young man obsessed with fixing wrecked cars, takes a shine to May's oddball ways. But May's strangeness ultimately drives him away, leaving her open to the advances of her co-worker Polly (Anna Faris). When Polly dumps her too, May's emotional instability turns violent.

Cast: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval, Nichole Hiltz, Kevin Gage, Merle Kennedy, Chandler Hecht

Director: Lucky McKee

Genres: Horror

Production Co: 2Loop Films, A Loopy Production LLC

Keywords: Transformation , Revenge , Fall , 2000s , Hospital ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    McKee, like Amenabar, knows how to position his film against type -- which ultimately makes May a refreshing, macabre tale. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie subtly darkens its tone until, when the horrifying ending arrives, we can see how we got there. There is a final shot that would get laughs in another kind of film, but May earns the right to it, and it works, and we understand it. show more

  • 63
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Satisfyingly, May also turns out to be lowdown genre fun, a film that nearly makes up in slacker wit and high-spirited gore what it lacks in budget and elegance. show more

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