Now that May in the Summer has premiered at Sundance, reviews are starting to come in. The first review comes from IndieWire, and it’s very positive, earning an A- grade, although there’s no specific mention of Sid.
While the story runs slightly longer than it should and not every sad-faced monologue connects to the bigger picture, “May in the Summer” takes its genre roots seriously with underplayed comedy and drama alike. “I don’t need labels,” says one character, and Dabis must feel the same way. One could pigeonhole “May in the Summer” as a Jordan-set chick flick, but it’s so much better than any given category applied to it.