May (2002)

May works on every level. Every element of filmmaking contributes to the overall theme, from the quirky performances, to the offbeat humor, to the perfect soundtrack. The film owes much to Bettis and Sisto, who capture the characters and truly become them. May is completely sympathetic despite her obsessive nature, and forms a lasting bond with the audience in her loneliness. My only discrepancy is in the drastic shift in her persona in the harvesting scene. McKee includes subtle homages and implores basic literary elements like foreshadowing and visual metaphors to unveil his plot. May is a lasting film that shows incredible strength and originality, and proves to be an instant classic. A lonely and misunderstood girl decides to build her own friend after old friends betray her.

Rating: 10/10.

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