May In The Summer
May In The Summer (2014)

To all appearances, May Brennan (Cherien Dabis) has it all -- intelligent, gorgeous, the recipient of raves for her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancÚ Ziad (Alexander Siddig), a distinguished New York scholar. But… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 22, 2014
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2015
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Dabis's character comes off as a self-serving fantasy.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Notable chiefly for its knowing, comfortable depictions of female relationships, sibling relationships, familial relationships. Also its determination to rise above some of its more sitcommy plot points.

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Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee

A film that pulls us in with a sweet and powerful story where major tent poles of religion and politics are presented in a strong but subtle way.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Dabis covers a lot of ground as a storyteller while delivering a smart, focused performance.

Tom Long
Detroit News

You believe in these people, you care about them and their struggles. And in the end, you wish them all the best.

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Jennifer Chang
Under the Radar

[May In The Summer] unfortunately lacks the emotional depth for a satisfying resolution.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

Ultimately you're left with a drama so contained, it can be neatly wrapped up in single sentences of passed-on wisdom.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

There's goodwill to go around in Dabis' modestly engaging yarn, from its appealing performances to the times it zeroes in on the ways culture, tradition and individuality cause headaches and heartaches as much as comfort.

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Nora Lee Mandel

Refreshingly normal middle-class family in modern Amman and diversity of people give the familial dynamics added interest for a rare and lovely, if mild, view from Jordan.

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