underrated movie of the day: May

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“I’ve always said, if you can’t find a friend — make one yourself.”

[Note: I will be talking spoilers in this, and while I’m not mentioning everything in the film- I’m talking some of the more important points]


May is a strange girl; she has almost no friends, she works at the animal hospital [working on the animals themselves with a lesbian Anna Faris] and her best friend is a creepy doll named Suzie. To make matters more difficult for her, May likes a boy – Adam. To help get his attention, she gets contacts to help hide the appearance of her obvious lazy eye. who at the beginning of the film doesn’t know she exists. when they finally get to know one another, that’s when things start to get a little strange.


the thing about the movie May is that’s a film that has a sense of belonging to it. The want – or the need – to fit in is so strong within May that she actually ends up doing the opposite of what you should do in the situations she finds herself in! [like rubbing Adam‘s hands, with her face, while he sleeps..]

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now, this is the part where I’m going to spoiler major plot points of May [specifically, the ending] so if you haven’t seen the film – and want to- avoid the next paragraph:


Things only start going really bad for May ‘friends’ after Adam says they can’t be together anymore. [“you’re weird” “you like weird..” “..not that weird..”] in a way, May is acting out because she grew up in a secluded home, was considered weird by kids her own age growing up, and she’d only talk to Suzie – her doll. When she remembers her mother’s words to her when receiving Suzie does she have an almost epiphany, and comes to the following conclusion:

“IF YOU CAN’T FIND A FRIEND, MAKE ONE.”

and she does.. in her own special yet demented way; she does. Through-out the film, if you listen while May is talking [rather, mumbling] to herself, she talks about Adam having “the most perfect hands”, people having “nice legs” or some body part of somebody is “perfect”. In the end, May has collected ‘all the perfect pieces’ to her perfect puzzle, and while you see her creation in full form; she still isn’t satisfied! She then mentions something about wanting to be seen, and realizes her ‘creation’ doesn’t have proper eyes. [it looked like she made some out of paper mâché] Based on the next scene being called ‘PERSONAL SACRIFICES’, I’m sure you have some idea where this is going. remember how I mentioned she has a lazy eye? As anyone else would in that situation, May doesn’t like it, and ultimately jabs her own [lazy] eye out with a pair of scissors. The creepy part is when she looks at it after it’s “officially” done – lazy eye and all – it rolls over and puts it’s hands around her Presumably Adam, as she used his hands] below, I have added a picture of May‘s “perfect friend” because I know you’re curious — hell, I’d be curious after this build up too!

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May and her ‘creation’

In conclusion, May is a weird film, but I like weird – I like it a lot. I recommend this film and give it a solid 04 out of 05 stars; like May‘s creation, it’s just missing that small, little something to make it perfection.

THANKS FOR READING.

 

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