May

2003

May

Critics Consensus

Above average slasher flick.

68%

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Total Count: 66

75%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 30,107
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May has always been a bit of an outsider--you might consider her a quirky girl. If you passed her on the street, you wouldn't notice that she is any different from scores of other young women trying to make their way in the big city. She lives alone, works as a veterinarian assistant, makes her own clothes, and dreams of finding the right person to fall in love with--soon. There is that hot guy who works as a mechanic down the street. A chance for romance looks promising, yet it's hard to be optimistic; he's not exactly normal either. Maybe she'll find what she's looking for with the sexed-up lesbian receptionist at work? As the adage goes, love tends to grow where you least expect it. What May really needs is a friend. But true friends are hard to make--unless you have plenty of body parts in your freezer waiting to be stitched together.

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Cast

Angela Bettis
as May Canady
Jeremy Sisto
as Adam Stubbs
Chandler Hecht
as Young May
Norwood Cheek
as Guy on Beach
Will Estes
as Adam's Roommate
Jennifer Grant
as Jill in 'Jack and Jill'
Connor Matheus
as Young School Boy
Mike McKee
as Dr. Wolf, Optometrist
Bret Roberts
as Distraught Man in the Vet Clinic
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Critic Reviews for May

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (17)

Audience Reviews for May

  • Apr 06, 2015
    A wonderfully dark and playful horror flick, May lives in the same weird vein as American Mary and Ginger Snaps, two other woman-lead wonders of the horror genre that focus primarily on femininity and exposing a certain mythos that connects vanity, self-love and loathing, sex, death and gore. Certainly smarter and more self-aware than it would like to admit, May is worth a watch or two. It isn't necessarily scary, but it leaves a mark.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2012
    A girl with a lazy eye grows up as a social outcast with a doll as her only friend; she gets corrective lenses as a young adult and is suddenly set loose on the dating world with no social skills and a dangerously loose grip on reality. An effective, creepy character study for the first two thirds, but it takes an unfortunate turn into predictable slasher territory for the climax.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2012
    I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one, but I may be a little freaked out. Here we have a girl who lives in her own world that she's made in every sense of the word. Something on it's own, unique trip to a dark place within a darker mind; and I say alright.
    Eric S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 25, 2012
    May is one of the most twisted movies you're going to find. It's a wonderfully done movie about a girl who didn't just go past the breaking point, she lived there all her life. Angela Bettis created a uniquely twisted character, who I couldn't help but like. The rest of the cast is just as good. Sisto is a standard good actor in whatever he does, and this is the first movie Anna Faris showed she was more than just a Scary Movie actress. May unfolds at a methodical pace, but the happenings are put together to give the film a quiet intensity. May is a very obvious movie, which could be considered its only flaw, if you want to consider it that. I can't say enough how great a job Bettis did. I have no doubt it still would have been an OK movie, at the very least, but Bettis knocked it out of the park. I seriously couldn't recommend May to everyone, but this is a wonderfully twisted horror movie, with way more build than slashing, but is worth every second.
    Jason C Super Reviewer

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