May December (MA 15+)

May December movie poster

Despite what began as a shocking affair, then 36-year old Gracie and 13-year old Joe now lead a seemingly picture-perfect suburban life some 20 years later. Their domestic bliss is disrupted when Elizabeth, a famous actress, arrives in their tight-knit community to research her upcoming role as Gracie. As Elizabeth ingratiates herself into the everyday lives of Gracie and Joe, the uncomfortable facts of their scandal unfurl, causing long-dormant emotions to resurface. In May December, director Todd Haynes explores one of the great talents of the human species: our colossal refusal to look at ourselves.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton

Director: Todd Haynes

★★★★★ "A teasing, ticklish, fascinatingly layered study of our defined identities and the isolation that comes with them." DAILY TELEGRAPH UK

★★★★ "Serpentine in its plotting, queasily unsettling in its subject matter, and very, very funny, Todd Haynes’s latest picture is as deft a tonal juggling act as you will see anywhere this year." OBSERVER UK

★★★★ "One of Haynes' most unbalancing and provocative films." ROGEREBERT.COM

★★★★ "Watching Portman watch Moore, and Moore watch her back, is fascinating." FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★ "a closely focused character study, galvanised by the tremendous performances from Portman and Moore" INDEPENDENT UK

★★★★ "This is by far Haynes' funniest film to date, with shades of Almodóvar in its dramatic zooms and heightened domestic tension." LITTLE WHITE LIES

★★★★ "An amusing and elegant drama, Highsmithian in its intimacy and malice; a darker shade of Haynes’s Carol, maybe?" GUARDIAN

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