May December
Release poster
Directed byTodd Haynes
Screenplay bySamy Burch
Story by
  • Samy Burch
  • Alex Mechanik
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyChristopher Blauvelt
Edited byAffonso Gonçalves
Music byMarcelo Zarvos
Production
companies
Distributed byNetflix
Release dates
  • May 20, 2023 (2023-05-20) (Cannes)
  • November 17, 2023 (2023-11-17) (United States)
Running time
117 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$20 million[2]
Box office$2.4 million[3]

May December is a 2023 American drama film directed by Todd Haynes from a screenplay by Samy Burch, based on a story by Burch and Alex Mechanik. Loosely inspired by the Mary Kay Letourneau scandal, it stars Natalie Portman as an actress who travels to meet and study the life of the controversial woman (Julianne Moore) she is set to play in a film—a woman infamous for the 23-year-long relationship with her husband (Charles Melton) which began when he was 13 years old.[4][5]

The film was announced in June 2021, with Portman and Moore joining the cast. Filming took place in mid-2022 in Savannah, Georgia. It premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2023, where Netflix acquired the North American distribution rights.

May December was released in select theaters in the United States on November 17, 2023, before streaming on Netflix on December 1, 2023. It received critical acclaim and various accolades, including four nominations at the 81st Golden Globe Awards and a Best Original Screenplay nomination at the 96th Academy Awards, and was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of 2023.

Plot

In 2015, actress Elizabeth Berry arrives in Savannah, Georgia, to research her upcoming role in an independent film. Elizabeth will be playing Gracie Atherton-Yoo, who, in 1992 at the age of 36, was caught having sex with 13-year-old Korean-American Joe Yoo, a schoolmate of her son Georgie, at the pet store where they both worked. During a prison sentence, Gracie gave birth to Joe's child. 23 years later, Gracie and Joe are married with three children: Honor, who is at college, and twins Charlie and Mary, who are about to graduate from high school.

Elizabeth interviews Gracie and Joe about their relationship. Visiting the pet store where the couple met and worked, Elizabeth sees the stock room where Gracie and Joe were caught having sex and reenacts the scene alone. She speaks with Tom, Gracie's first husband, Georgie, who is now a musician, and her defense lawyer. They portray Gracie in varying ways, depicting her as naïve and passive, but also show how destructive her actions were.

Joe engages in a private text conversation with an unnamed friend who shares his hobby of rearing monarch butterflies. At one point, he proposes they take a vacation together, but she rebuffs him by reminding him that he is married.

Elizabeth participates in a Q&A at the twins' high school and discusses the intimacy actors and crew members feel when shooting a sex scene. When Elizabeth says she enjoys playing morally-ambiguous characters, Mary is visibly offended.

At home, Charlie shares a cannabis joint with Joe, who reveals to his son that he has never tried cannabis before. High, Joe has a breakdown and weeps in Charlie's arms.

The family, accompanied by Elizabeth, celebrate the twins' graduation. At the restaurant, they have an awkward encounter with Tom, Georgie, and Gracie's old family. Georgie proposes that Elizabeth get him a job as a music supervisor on the film in exchange for details about Gracie's life; he claims that he read Gracie's diary and discovered that her older brothers had sexually abused her. Georgie also threatens that if not given the job, he will disparage the film to the press when it is released. Elizabeth gets a ride home from Joe.

Elizabeth invites Joe to her accommodation, where he gives her a letter Gracie wrote him early in their relationship. The two have sex, and Elizabeth tells Joe that he still has time to start a new life. Joe leaves once she refers to his experiences as a "story", saying that story is "his life". Joe tearfully confronts Gracie about the start of their relationship, wondering whether he was "too young". Gracie insists he seduced her, and repeatedly asks who was really in control.

The morning of graduation, one of Joe's butterflies emerges from its chrysalis. Later, the whole family watches Charlie and Mary graduate while Joe weeps alone in the crowd. As Elizabeth prepares to leave, Gracie tells her that Georgie fabricated the story of abuse by her brothers.

On the set of the film, Elizabeth films multiple takes of a scene depicting Gracie grooming Joe at the pet store. While the director is satisfied, she asks to film another take, insisting that the scene is "getting more real".

Cast

Production

Screenwriter Samy Burch outlined the script with her husband, Alex Mechanik, and completed the screenplay on Memorial Day, 2019. Producer Jessica Elbaum came onboard after reading the screenplay.[6] In June 2021, it was announced that Portman and Moore were cast in the film.[7] Portman recruited Todd Haynes to direct.[6] In September 2022, Melton joined the cast.[8] In January 2023, it was reported that Piper Curda, Elizabeth Yu, and Gabriel Chung had joined the cast.[9]

Principal photography took place in Savannah, Georgia,[10] and wrapped after 23 days in November 2022.[11][12] Haynes' longtime collaborator Edward Lachman was initially going to serve as cinematographer, but was replaced by Christopher Blauvelt after injuring his hip.[11][10] The script, which is set in Savannah, was originally set in Camden, Maine.[13]

Haynes said the film is partly inspired by the Ingmar Bergman films Persona (1966) and Winter Light (1963).[14]

Music

Main article: May December (soundtrack)

Marcelo Zarvos's score for the film is an adaptation and reorchestration of Michel Legrand's music for The Go-Between.[14] Haynes originally played Legrand's score on set and during editing for inspiration until eventually the team "ended up embracing so many aspects of the original score that Marcelo adapted and added original music to it and then re-orchestrated it."[15] Legrand was credited along with Zarvos.

Release

In February 2023, Sky Cinema acquired the UK distribution rights.[16] The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival,[17] where it premiered on May 20, 2023.[18][19] In May 2023, Netflix acquired the North American distribution rights at the Marché du Film for $11 million.[20] The film also screened as the "Opening Night Film" at the 2023 New York Film Festival on September 29.[21]

The film was released in select U.S. theaters on November 17, 2023, before streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada on December 1.[21][22] It was released by Sky Cinema in the United Kingdom on December 8.[23]

Reception

Critical response

May December received critical acclaim.[a] On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 90% of 294 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The website's consensus reads: "Swaddling its difficult fact-based story in a blanket of campy humor, May December is a seductively discomforting watch."[36] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 86 out of 100, based on 53 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[37]

In his review following its Cannes premiere, Peter Debruge of Variety called May December an "endlessly fascinating movie" and added, "As layered and infinitely open-to-interpretation as any of [Haynes's] films, it's also the most generous and direct […] The potential for passion, transformation and subversion hangs heavy in the air".[38] David Ehrlich of IndieWire called the film "a heartbreakingly sincere piece of high camp that teases real human drama from the stuff of tabloid sensationalism", and praised Melton's "well-modulated and eventually rather moving performance" and Moore's "predictably sensational, soft-hard performance".[39] The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw found the film "amusing and elegant […] delivered with a cool, shrewd precision by Todd Haynes" and described Portman and Moore's performances as containing "a potent frenmity".[40]

Bilge Ebiri of Vulture called May December "very funny and light on its feet, but also a deeply uncomfortable movie", writing that Haynes "uses the trappings of camp to draw attention to the disconnect between what's happening onscreen and our response to it", and concluding: "It feels at times like the director himself [is] looking for the right tone with which to tell this story. He doesn’t know exactly how to feel about all this. So he feels all the things, and makes sure we do, too."[41]

Rolling Stone's CT Jones praised Melton's performance, noting his skill and physicality in the role. "It's an inscrutable well of interpersonal grievances, power imbalances, and history, a perfect breeding ground for sharp work from screen icons Portman and Moore, the latter in her fifth film with Haynes," they wrote. "But while the two are competing to see how much cringe and humor one can conceivably fit into a movie about sexual assault and grooming, there’s Melton off to the side, quietly stealing the show."[42]

Accolades

May December was ranked tenth in Sight and Sound's list of the 50 best films of 2023, out of 363 films nominated by 106 British and international participants.[43]

Award / Film Festival Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
AACTA International Awards February 10, 2024 Best International Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated [44]
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards January 17, 2024 Best Supporting Actress Nominated [45]
[46]
Academy Awards March 10, 2024 Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik Pending [47]
American Film Institute December 7, 2023 Top 10 Films May December Won[b] [48]
Alliance of Women Film Journalists January 3, 2024 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Charles Melton Nominated [49]
Best Screenplay, Original Samy Burch Nominated
Best Woman Screenwriter Nominated
Grand Dame Award for Defying Agism Julianne Moore Nominated
Most Daring Performance Nominated
Artios Awards March 7, 2024 Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Feature Studio or Independent (Drama) Laura Rosenthal, Meagan Lewis, Rebecca Carfagna, Kimberly Ostroy Pending [50]
Astra Film and Creative Arts Awards January 6, 2024 Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated [51]
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Nominated
Austin Film Critics Association January 10, 2024 Best Supporting Actor Nominated [52]
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics December 10, 2023 Best Film May December Runner-up[c] [53]
Best Director Todd Haynes Runner-up[d]
Best Actress Natalie Portman Runner-up[e]
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Runner-up[f]
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Runner-up[g]
Cannes Film Festival May 27, 2023 Palme d'Or Todd Haynes Nominated [17]
Capri Hollywood International Film Festival January 2, 2024 Breakthrough Actor Charles Melton Won [54]
[55]
Celebration of Cinema & Television December 4, 2023 Breakthrough Performance Award Won [56]
Chicago Film Critics Association December 12, 2023 Best Picture Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Grant S. Johnson, Pamela Koffler, Tyler W. Konney, Sophie Mas, Natalie Portman, Christine Vachon Nominated [57]
Best Director Todd Haynes Nominated
Best Actress Natalie Portman Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Won
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Won
Most Promising Performer Charles Melton Won
Critics' Choice Movie Awards January 14, 2024 Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Nominated [58]
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Nominated
Costume Designers Guild Awards February 21, 2024 Excellence in Contemporary Film April Napier Pending [59]
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association December 18, 2023 Best Film May December 10th Place [60]
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton 2nd Place
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore 5th Place
Dublin Film Critics Circle December 19, 2023 Best Film May December 5th Place [61]
Best Actor Charles Melton 9th Place
Best Actress Julianne Moore 5th Place
Natalie Portman 6th Place
Best Screenplay Samy Burch 3rd Place
Florida Film Critics Circle December 21, 2023 Best Picture May December Runner-up [62] [63]
Best Director Todd Haynes Won
Best Actress Natalie Portman Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Won
Breakout Award Runner-up
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Nominated
Golden Orange Alex Mechanik Runner-up
Georgia Film Critics Association January 5, 2024 Best Picture May December Nominated [64]
[65]
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Runner-up
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Nominated
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema Todd Haynes and Samy Burch Won
Golden Globe Awards January 7, 2024 Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy May December Nominated [66]
Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Natalie Portman Nominated
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Charles Melton Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Julianne Moore Nominated
Gotham Awards November 27, 2023 Best Screenplay Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik Nominated [67]
Outstanding Supporting Performance Charles Melton Won [68]
Independent Spirit Awards February 25, 2024 Best Film Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Grant S. Johnson, Pamela Koffler, Tyler W. Konney, Sophie Mas, Natalie Portman, Christine Vachon Pending [69]
Best Director Todd Haynes Pending
Best Lead Performance Natalie Portman Pending
Best Supporting Performance Charles Melton Pending
Best First Screenplay Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik Pending
IndieWire Critics Poll December 11, 2023 Best Film May December 5th Place [70]
Best Director Todd Haynes 5th Place
Best Performance Charles Melton 5th Place
Best Screenplay Samy Burch 1st Place
Los Angeles Film Critics Association December 10, 2023 Best Screenplay Samy Burch Runner-up [71]
Middleburg Film Festival October 22, 2023 Visionary Director Award Todd Haynes Won [72]
Mill Valley Film Festival October 16, 2023 Lifetime Achievement: Collaboration Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon Won [73]
Montclair Film Festival October 30, 2023 Director Award Todd Haynes Won [74]
National Society of Film Critics January 6, 2024 Best Director 2nd Place[h] [75]
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Won
Best Screenplay Samy Burch Won
New York Film Critics Circle November 30, 2023 Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Won [76]
Best Screenplay Samy Burch Won
New York Film Critics Online December 15, 2023 Top 10 Films May December Won[i] [77]
Breakthrough Performer Charles Melton Won
People's Choice Awards February 18, 2024 The Movie Performance of the Year Pending [78]
Natalie Portman Pending
San Diego Film Critics Society December 19, 2023 Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Nominated [79]
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Nominated
San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle January 9, 2024 Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Nominated [80]
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Nominated
Santa Barbara International Film Festival February 10, 2024 Virtuoso Award Charles Melton Won [81]
Satellite Awards February 18, 2024 Best Motion Picture – Drama May December Pending [82]
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Natalie Portman Pending
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Charles Melton Pending
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Julianne Moore Pending
Best Original Screenplay Samy Burch Pending
Seattle Film Critics Society January 8, 2024 Best Picture of the Year May December Nominated [83]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Charles Melton Won
Best Screenplay Samy Burch Nominated
Set Decorators Society of America Awards February 13, 2024 Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Contemporary Feature Film Jess Royal and Sam Lisenco Nominated [84]
St. Louis Film Critics Association December 17, 2023 Best Film May December Nominated [85]
Best Director Todd Haynes Nominated
Best Actress Natalie Portman Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Runner-up
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Nominated
Best Score Marcelo Zarvos Runner-up
Toronto Film Critics Association December 17, 2023 Outstanding Supporting Performance Charles Melton Runner-up[j] [86]
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance Runner-up[k]
Variety & Golden Globe's Breakthrough Artist Awards May 19, 2023 Breakthrough Artist Award Charles Melton Honoree [87]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards December 10, 2023 Best Supporting Actor Charles Melton Won [88]
Women Film Critics Circle December 18, 2023 Best Actor Runner-up [89]
Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Runner-up

Notes

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