This could've been much better if it wasn't for some of Lucky Mckee's choices stylistically, its no surprise he hasn't made anything of any relevance since this debut, he obviously got lucky with 'May'. It does make me want to watch more films with Angela Bettis in though and even Anna Faris is trying her best, as a whole I like it.
Sviluppo psicologico di May fantastico, inconsapevolmente influenzato dalla società e visivamente interessante. La sua caduta nel baratro crea una malata empatia. Finale magnifico. La regia costruisce un racconto dai toni intimi che sfocia nell'horror di qualità. Il montaggio e il resto del comparto tecnico costruiscono scene curatissime e mai banali. Protagonista semplicemente fantastica e caratterizzata benissimo
6 - Not bad at all for an indie horror flick made for just half a million dollars; Angela Bettis is great in this (though the rest of the cast is pretty uneven) and the doll is delightfully creepy (most of the scenes that involve it are highlights). The stiff humour and predictability hold it back from what could have been a very good horror film.
What if I turn out like May due to lack of human intimacy and connection? Need to brush up on my sewing skills, and perhaps anatomy classes. Seriously though, this could have been funnier...wait, what? It's not a comedy? Dang. It's either you like it or you don't. It's silly but I did like it, in a cult or b-movie sort of way.
A weirdly heartfelt character study of outsiderness and the deep emotional scars such social exclusions often leave. Angela Bettis gives a chillingly detached performance as the title character, fascinated by blood and her own eye deformity/ The eye has become connected with her own distorted view of the world and how it views her. The final descent into Oedipal enucleation is as emotive as it is grotesque.
Exceptionally disappointing given its cult status. Pretty much one big fan boy wet dream: Look, she has a lazy eye! She makes her own clothes! She's discovering her (bi!) sexuality! She's into gore! Just lame all around and handled without an ounce of inventiveness. Performances are fine from Bettis and Sisto, but the film's so tiresomely retrograde and Nineties, so without real terror, it's irksome.