MAY… how do I go about this?? I LOVE this movie – has it really been TEN years since we first met, May? Time sure does fly. Why do I love this movie so much…?
Is it because – as I have lamented out here often – that I grew up all alone and I was a very lonely, depressed kid so I totally identify with the main character?? I am actually a very shy fucker and rarely initiate First Contact. I am also very protective of the people I care about and, while I would never think of butchering people to make my own friend, I understand what she did and it really makes me sad when May rips out her own eyeball to try and get her new friend to look at her.
Is it because my old roommate and I used to watch this all of the time and now he’s passed away and I miss him and this movie reminds me of him? Maybe – I miss you Rob.
Is it because it’s Angela Bettis and Lucky McKee – two people I adore?? Is it Anna Faris and her black hair acting all Lesbian-y before she started solely making movies where she plays a total dummy? Is it that heartbreaking scene in the – I don’t know – “Children’s Clinic” where the blind kids break the case of her doll and they are all crawling around on the broken glass while May wails in sadness?? I guess it could be any of those things but, whatever, I DIG this movie.
Are you familiar with this? (If not – you should change that – post haste – chop chop). May is born with a very lazy eye and her mom makes her wear an eye patch and cover the whole thing with her hair. She is ostracized as a kid and her only friend is a doll that she is not allowed to take out of the glass case. Needless to say, as an adult she’s all kinds of shy and fucked up and one day falls in love with
Dolphin Killer Jeremy Sisto and his long hair.
So she goes and gets a special contact lens to “make her look normal” : ( and, in her weird way, one day she meets Sisto for reals and they have a couple of dates and then she bites him while they try and kiss so he dumps her and breaks her heart : ( She finds some solace in Faris’ woman-love but one day she catches her with another girl and her heart is broken again. So she takes her only friend – the doll – to show off at the Children’s Clinic and they break it and her heart is finally desperately broken and it’s so sad.
Spoilers, I reckon – this is when the horror actually starts taking place as, now that her friends have abandoned her, she goes and butchers all of her acquaintances for their body parts because “if you can’t find a friend, make one.” And make one she does, but the finished product (a Frankenstein, if you will) can’t talk to her so she thinks he can’t see her so she rips out an eyeball and places it in the head. That scene fucking breaks my heart because I would rip out my fucking eyes and eat them before I let anything happen to anyone I loved, so I get the sacrifice she is making to be wanted and seen by someone.
I guess that should do it. Why four and not five for this movie I love so much? Because Lucky McKee can make good movies but why does he have to pilfer them with such shitty music??? UGH.