this movie is more than a simple horror film. it's a social message and should be heeded.
that said....great soundtrack. hilarious at times (namely thanks to Anna Faris's portrayal of a dumb lipstick lesbian trying SUPER hard to hookup with May), and mainly, Angela Bettis's spot-on performance throughout the movie. you really feel what it's like to be a person like her.
i could go on about personal angst and social anxiety and the hatred we feel towards the people who look down on us for having a scar in the wrong place or a lisp or a limp or whatever is wrong with you........but that would be unnecessary, because that's not what THIS movie is about.
it's about getting back at them for it. plain and simple.
it's about snapping and getting even.
it's another version of Carrie and Frankenstein and Psycho...but it also makes you understand why things like Columbine happen.
it's about being systematically tortured and weirded out on every single day from preschool on.
it's about trying to stay out of the line of sight, yet being singled out for these very reasons.
it's about wanting the perfect friend.
it's about one girl getting fed up with her dolls and pretty much everybody else......saying, NO MORE! i'll just keep the best bits......
(minus the supernatural elements...LOL)
But the cast list is at the very end of the credits, behind all the Casting Directors and Assistant Directors and Best Boys and Worst Boys all the children no one cares about except themselves. No one else cares, they want to see the cast list. To list it at the very end of the credits is an insult..
It's like a modern day Frankenstein tale made all the more realistic by Angela Bettis' INCREDIBLE performance. Everything she does here is believable. Even though May goes into slasher territory halfway through, Bettis doesn't make her titular character one of those immortal masked murderers. She's just a lonely, deeply disturbed woman trying to make a friend.
Lucky McKee's directional debut is unforgettable. It's a dark, creepy, highly original horror movie with frightening imagery and one of the best final shots I've seen in a movie.