May December

117 mins
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Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore lead this Palme d'Or-nominated drama from director Todd Haynes (Carol). 20 years after their notorious tabloid romance... More

Where to watch May December

May December is available to stream in New Zealand now... More on YouTube and Google TV and Apple TV Store and Neon Rentals and Academy On Demand and AroVision.

May December | Ratings & Reviews

Big, big recommend

Big, big recommend on multiple fronts for Todd Haynes’ great-looking film, which expertly balances multiple elements - character-driven drama, with powerhouse performances from Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman; unexpected moments of comedy; and OTT melodrama (to the point where you’d almost expect to hear Moore wail “no more wire hangers!”).

Steve Newall

"An amusing and elegant drama, Highsmithian in its intimacy and malice..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A deliciously dark-edged melodrama..."

Time OutTime Out

"Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore are tremendous..."


"A terrific pairing of two performers on great form..."

Screen DailyScreen Daily



"An intensely compelling film..."

The TimesThe Times

"Too detached for its own good."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"May December could have more fire; it could be even more twisted. But it’s seductive enough to keep us following along..."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"Haynes plays us like an accordion, stretching us out in myriad ways to hit the right notes."


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

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"A curious tonal mix of melodrama and comedy..."

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post

"The lightness of touch makes it entertaining and uncomfortable."


"Shaped a little like a “what’s behind the white picket fence?” satire of the bourgeois life, but it is stranger than that suggests."

The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

"By far Haynes’ funniest film to date, with shades of Almodóvar in its dramatic zooms and heightened domestic tension."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Portman and Moore have crackling chemistry even if Haynes isn't at his best."


"A delicious melodrama..."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Moore and Portman’s unsettling duet May December is a rewarding watch..."

Indian ExpressIndian Express

"Haynes, Burch and their actors delicately modulate the film between high camp and twisted psychological drama."


May December | Details

M, Sex scenes, offensive language, nudity & drug use
Country of origin
United States of America

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