MAY

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Starring: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto,
James Duval, Merle Kennedy,
and Anna Faris

Genre: Horror

Audience:

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

Distributor: Lions Gate Films CONTENT: (HH,
Ro, HoHoHo, PC, LL, VVV, SSS,
N, A, D, M) Depressing,
nihilistic humanist worldview
with some Romantic elements,
very strong homosexual
content, and light political
correctness; 16 obscenities
and three strong profanities;
extreme, sometimes graphic
violence include woman bites
man hard enough to draw blood,
woman throws ashtray and
accidentally kills her cat,
woman stabs young man in head,
woman slits another woman’s
throat, woman stabs another
man’s body, self-mutilation,
gruesome scenes from a short
cannibalistic horror movie,
and woman chops up bodies,
washes body parts, and sews
them together; unmarried
couple starts making love on
bed, women kiss and fondle one
another, and references to
oral sex, homosexuality, and
fornication; partial female
nudity and upper male nudity;
alcohol use; smoking; and,
brief negative portrayal of a
mother.

Director: Lucky McKee

Executive Producer:

Producer: Marcus Balchunas and Scott
Sturgeon EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Eric Koskin and John Veague

Writer: Lucky McKee

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Content:

(HH, Ro, HoHoHo, PC, LL, VVV, SSS, N, A, D, M) Depressing, nihilistic humanist worldview with some Romantic elements, very strong homosexual content, and light political correctness; 16 obscenities and three strong profanities; extreme, sometimes graphic violence include woman bites man hard enough to draw blood, woman throws ashtray and accidentally kills her cat, woman stabs young man in head, woman slits another woman’s throat, woman stabs another man’s body, self-mutilation, gruesome scenes from a short cannibalistic horror movie, and woman chops up bodies, washes body parts, and sews them together; unmarried couple starts making love on bed, women kiss and fondle one another, and references to oral sex, homosexuality, and fornication; partial female nudity and upper male nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, brief negative portrayal of a mother.

GENRE: Horror

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Summary:

MAY is a macabre story about a friendless young woman who decides to make the perfect companion by murdering different people and sewing together the body parts that she likes the best. There is not much point to this gruesome, depressing movie, which also contains strong foul language and other immoral elements.

Review:

MAY is a macabre story about a friendless young woman whose only friend is a spooky doll made by her domineering mother. May enjoys working at a veterinarian’s office and especially likes helping the doctor operate on the animals, whose wounds she sews up.

May becomes infatuated with a young man, Adam, especially his hands. Adams happens to be a film student who likes horror movies. When May gets excited by one of the man’s gory student films, the man breaks off the relationship. May finds comfort, however, in the arms of her lesbian co-worker, Polly, but Polly refuses to be monogamous. So, May decides to make her own perfect companion, from parts of other people’s bodies.

MAY is like a cross between PSYCHO and FRANKENSTEIN. The title character talks to her doll, like Norman Bates talks to his mother’s corpse. Her descent into madness leads to murder and dismemberment of corpses.

There is not much point to this gruesome, depressing movie beyond this empty aesthetic exercise. The movie also tries to be politically correct in its depiction of homosexuality, but it can’t hide the fact that homosexuality is a degrading, hedonistic, crude, and immoral lifestyle.

Please address your comments to:

Tom Ortenberg, President

Lions Gate Films

4553 Glencoe Ave., Suite 200

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (310) 314-2000

Fax: (310) 396-6041

Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

SUMMARY: MAY is a macabre story about a friendless young woman who decides to make the perfect companion by murdering different people and sewing together the body parts that she likes the best. There is not much point to this gruesome, depressing movie, which also contains strong foul language and other immoral elements.

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