Synopsis: When May was a child, she was a lonely girl with a lazy eye and without any friends except a weird and ugly doll kept in a glass case given by her bizarre mother on her birthday. May becomes a lonely, weird young woman, working in an animal hospital and assisting the veterinarian in surgeries and sewing operated animals most of the time. Her lesbian colleague Polly has a sort of attraction for her. When the shy May meets the mechanic Adam Stubbs, she loves his hands and has a crush on him. They date, but the weirdness and bizarre behavior of May pushes Adam away from her. Alone, May has a brief affair with Polly, but she feels rejected again when her colleague meets Ambrosia. When her doll is accidentally broken, the deranged May decides to build a friend for her, using the best parts her acquaintances can offer.
Genre: Drama, Horror
Director(s): Lucky McKee
Production: Lionsgate Releasing
  9 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

What's wrong

with my eye, Mama?

The doctor says it's lazy.


we're going to make you

look perfect.

It itches.

Do you want make friends?

Then keep it covered.

Are you a pirate?

Happy Birthday to you.

I've always said,

"If you can't find

a friend,

make one."

Happy birthday, sweetheart.

Now it's ruined.

Her name is Suzie.

Suzie was the first doll

I ever made.

She was my best friend.

And now she'll be yours.

No, no, no,

you can't take her out.

She's special.

What do you think

of my pirate patch?

I bet you're wondering

what I'm making.

Okay, I'll tell you.

I saw someone today.

A boy.

You know how

when you meet someone...

and you think

you like them,

but then the more

you talk to them

you see parts

you don't like.

Like that guy

on the bench.

And sometimes...

you don't end up liking

any parts at all.


the boy I saw today

is different.

I like every part of him.

Especially his hands.

They're beautiful.

Don't be mad.

You've been my friend

my whole life.

And you see me,

you always have, but...

I need a real friend.

Someone I can hold.

I'm going to give you

some cardboard shades

you can wear over

your regular glasses

until the dilation wears off.

Will my contacts be ready

by Friday?

Should be.

You look awfully excited.

I have a date.

You're sure my eye won't cross

with the contacts?


The contacts will pull

your good eye forward

just like

your regular glasses.

Your lazy eye just needs

a little help.

I need all the help

I can get.

This boy is perfect.

If I saw you


Could I look in your


Do you think of me

Like I dream of you?

Do you wish you were here

Like I wish I...

Oh, slick shades.

What the hell is a scupel?

- Scalpel?

- Oh!

Your dog's going

to be fine, ma'am.


Thanks for the heads up, doll.


Wait! Hold 'em up!

Moy, I need a big scupel

for German Shepard surgery tomorrow.

No forget it.

Prep it up for me.

Hey, May, hold up.

I want to ask you something.

What are you going

to be for Halloween?

I've just been wracking

my brains, you know,

trying to come up

with something original.

Do you got any ideas?

You have a beautiful neck.

Thank you.

You should call me

one of these nights.

You know,

we'll hang out and...

eat some melons

or something.


Come on, come on back

to me right now

Come on, come on,

come on

Do you love me now?

Did you love me before?

Do you love me now?

When I left for vacation,

my dog had four legs.


Then I came back...

now she only has three.

You know,

I looked everywhere.

I can't find her leg.

What do I do?


May, would you help

this gentleman?

You got to help me here, May.

I got a serious situation here, okay?

I got a dog,

it's missing a leg, okay?

I'm throwing it a stick

and nothing.

Nothing happens.


Jesus, what are you doing?


Doesn't it hurt?



You crazy b*tch!

Why did you do that?!


I kind of liked it.

Do me again.

It was in the rose bushes.

You can't just...

sew it back on...

can you?

I could.


You can use me...

I mean, mine.

Thank you.

- What's your name?

- May.

Nice to meet you.

I'm Adam.

You want to smoke

a smoke with me?

You got to puff.

So, do you make

your own clothes?


That's cool.

Thank you, Adam.

You're welcome, May.

I love your hands.

I think they're beautiful.

I used to be a hand model.

- I could see you doing that.

- I'm kidding, May.




Race cars.

What's that?

Oh, yeah.

My, uh...

girlfriend bought me these.


You know, I meant,

my ex-girlfriend...

bought them for me.


I'll see you around, May.

"Hey, see you around, right?"

I'm so sorry that...

I tripped in front of you

at the coffee shop.

Maybe we could...

we could do something.

"See you around."

"See you around, right?"

Hello, happy!

Dr. Zarkizein needs you

to do a fecosam

on the miscitta.

Does that make

any sense to you?

Fecal exam on Miss Kitty.

No problem.

Oh, excuse me.


What's up, May?

I was just about to...

about to have lunch.

Wow, you look great!

You hungry?

I will cut.

And you pick.

Good choice.

So what do you do, May?

I work at the animal hospital.

And I sew.


Animal hospital.

Some people think

it's kind of gross.

I love gross.

- Really?

- Mm-hmm.

Disgust me, please.


A couple of weeks ago,

this old man comes in

and says his dog is dying.

And he begs us to save it.

A 90-pound black Lab

named Seymour.

We take him in

and run some tests

and we find that he has

a twisted bowel.

And he needs

to be operated on immediately.

So, we shave Seymour's tummy,

we cut him open

and we take out a piece

of intestine about,

about the size of a hot-dog.

Everything went smooth,


when we went to sew

Seymour back up,

we realized we were out

of the heavy sutures

that you're supposed to use

for large dogs.

So the doctor decided

if we tripled up

on cat sutures

that should do the trick.


a few days go by

and the old man calls up


The cat sutures had burst

when he was at work.

And by the time he got home,

Seymour was sprawled out

on the back porch

with his guts spread

all over the concrete.

And the fence

was soaked in blood

all the way around the yard.

It was a mess.

I had to sew that one back up.

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Lucky McKee

Edward Lucky McKee (born November 1, 1975) is an American director, writer, and actor, largely known for the 2002 cult film May. more…

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