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  • Summary: As May’s wedding approaches, she finds herself confronting her family’s turbulent past. [Cohen Media Group]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Kassel
    Aug 20, 2014
    75
    As much as May in the Summer is a comedy — May and her mischievous sisters may remind you of The Three Stooges — it is also an intimate and demystifying look at life in Amman, where the movie was actually filmed.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Aug 28, 2014
    70
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Aug 28, 2014
    67
    As is, it's a pleasant but unremarkable retelling of a story as old as the Dead Sea itself.
  4. Reviewed by: Abby Garnett
    Aug 19, 2014
    60
    May in the Summer's biggest obstacle is Dabis, who isn't a strong enough actress to sell the subtle humor.
  5. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Sep 4, 2014
    60
    The film really pops to life only when it gets a little messy, and it's never messier than when it loses itself in family dynamics.
  6. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Aug 21, 2014
    60
    The hand-wringing and revelations are familiar from many wedding movies, but May in the Summer gains added potency from its cross-cultural tensions and the drama the characters face in reconciling tradition with modern life.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Aug 19, 2014
    50
    May In The Summer just never distinguishes itself in any way that isn’t superficial.

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