Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
"I like weird."
Not that type of weird bucko.
May May May...
What can I say about May?
One of the better "Crazy Bitch" films.
I think I may be in love with May. Hey, hey hey.
“I've always said, "If you can't find a friend, make one."”
-Mama Canady (Merle Kennedy)
Film 29 of October 2012 – Halloween Season of Horror!
Given that the title lends its name to the leading lady, one would expect this to be a rather in-depth character study, and in that respect May really doesn’t disappoint. Whilst the gore and violence could never really be labelled as tame, director McKee manages to weave in the comprehensive psychological examination the content matter demanded as well.
Of course, the director himself can only go so far with a film like this, they need a strong, bold performance from their lead to truly make the film, and Angela Bettis does not disappoint. Bettis, sweet…
A lovely, if horrific, fairytale.
In this film's slow build lies its main strength, but unfortunately also its weakness. What I love about it is that you get sucked into the weird world of this bizarre girl. Her view on reality is the only perspective you get, which is very fascinating. This only works because of a fantastic performance by Angela Bettis. She gives a perfect dose of humanity to May's weirdness, which kept me involved.
The problem is that this film loses momentum in its build up to a wonderful final act. The reason it starts to drag is because it gets rather repetitive in the conflicts it creates for its main protagonist. There are definitely some wonderful scenes…
Lucky McKee’s May is one of the strangest, oddball horror movies I've seen in years, but I mean that in the most positive of ways. Horror, in recent years, has been criticised for all its seemingly obnoxious love for gore (I am a massive fan of films like High Tension and The House of the Devil, by the way) but I can understand that opinion certainly. While I've enjoyed the Saw films to a degree, the Hostel films among others have left a stain of the genre and all its past brilliance and psychological terror.
The reason I love May is not only because it is fascinating, but because of its presentation. On more than one occasion, I felt like…
I'd say as a whole, horror is my genre more than anything else. In all forms of art and literature I've always seemed to gravitate towards horror first. I've seen far too many horror movies and will continue to do so, but I was just starting to feel that maybe I was losing my love for the genre, and perhaps things were just not impressing me anymore...Than I saw a movie that had been on my wishlist for years, May. And the film reinstated that I still do indeed love horror and why.
As far as I'm concerned by this point, Lucky McKee is one of the finest horror directors out right now and his stuff has been consistently provocative,…
Ten years after first watching it, May absolutely still stands up. A very funny, and very sad tale told with precise direction and a powerhouse performance from the amazing Angela Bettis. Easily one of the best horror films of the new millennium. More horror filmmakers should take note.
This movie really gave me chills unlike the vast majority of horror films that I watch. I haven't seen it again since, but I know I found it to be legitimately scary, which is rare for me.
Después de ver the woman empece a investigar sobre su director y los actores principales, me encontré con que el director y una de las actrices estaban juntos en otra película un poco mas antigua. La descargue y la vi con mucha impaciencia, tengo que decir que esperaba mucho mas de la película, solo a mitad de cinta es que empiezas a ver lo que en verdad buscabas con esta pareja o este director que se mostraba como mas sangriento en The Woman, la trama psicológica de todo lo que vive en la mente la protagonista creo que la tratan muy por encima.
Starts out uncomfortable and every scene gets progressively more cringe-inducing. I'm still unable to watch this in its entirety without covering my eyes at some point.
There's a particular scene involving blind children which is filmed in a way which isn't too explicit, yet hits me harder than few other things I've seen.
Terrifyingly touching story of despair.
May is a lonely girl. She meets a few people, but they find her creepy. She proves them totally right.
The Good: For a fairly small horror movie, the acting is outstanding. Angela Bettis is pretty much perfect as May, which is important because the movie could have easily fallen apart if her performance was even a little bit off. She makes you feel for May, even when she's being horrible. I also have a soft spot for Anna Faris (The House Bunny is far funnier than I would have imagined). Also, credit to the director - it's not easy to combine all of the emotional responses he was going for without it being a muddy train wreck, but he…
I think this film is close to perfect. It makes me miss the 90's real bad.
A groteszkség és bizarság tökéletes elegye.Néha gyomorforgató, de még azokban a bizonyos jelenetekben is találni lehet valami mulattatót! :) pszichothriller-vígjáték..Van vajon ilyen műfaj??! :)