Friday, June 3, 2011
#11: May (2002)
May Dove Canady is a weird, unpopular kid who has a lazy eye. The troubled childhood she suffers as a result is the cause of her creating her only friend, a glass encased doll named Suzie. Her mother tells her "if you can't find a friend, make one." This advice is taken literally by May, who spends the later part of the movie removing all the "perfect" parts of her friends and then sewing them into an upgraded friend, the Frankenstein-esque Amy. To bring Amy to life she gouges out her lazy eye and inserts it into her beloved creation, bringing her to life as the credits roll. I found myself, in spite of it all, to be strangely attracted to May. Not altogether surprising, hopefully to the composer of this list.