Monster 2003 (DVD)
The true-life story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute executed in 2002 in Florida after being convicted of murdering six men. While Wuornos confessed to the six murders, including a policeman, she claimed to have killed only in self-defense, resisting violent assaults while working as a prostitute.In 1989-90, a love story unfolds in the midst of the horrors and pathologies of two misfits: Wuornos, a drifter prostitute and Selby Wall, sent by her parents to live with an aunt in Florida in order to "cure her homosexuality". Nearing suicidal despair, Aileen wanders into a bar, where she meets Selby and falls in love. To keep her and Selby's relationship alive, she continues hooking, only to fuel an increasingly escalating deadly rage, a fury vented with a lurid string of killings and the media's sordid designation of her as the first female serial killer--a monster. Monster does take some missteps, relying far too much at times on Theron’s voiceover to fill in gaps in the story, and not really showing us much of Wall’s character. And although Jenkins does seem to be hip to the fact that Wuornos was lying about her supposed motivations for all the killings, the film has a tendency to let her off the hook. Ultimately, though, this is a film with a story, concerned much less with shocking audiences than with showing how a brutalized childhood can result in a brutal adult.
monster is babsed on a true story..
both shocking and deeply moveing charlize theron gives a blistering muliti award winning performance as aliee wuornes - amercias first female serial kiler in the film that burrows deep beneath the tabloid- sized headline stories to the abusive neglet doomed romance and lost opportunies that plaged aileens life nearing sucidal despair fate brings her together with kindred spirit selby a young woman throwing off the shackles of her oppressive upbringing desprete to keep there relationship alive aileen maintains her only means of income a disastrous lifestyle of prostitution fuelled by an escalating fury aileens life spirals into tragic circumstances prompting a string of ill fated killings witch leads media to designate there first female serial killer a TRUE MONSTER
Love and Hate and Great Acting.
Monster is a heart wrenching film about a lady who turned bad due to being treated bad herself. It is based on a true story. Charlize Theron's performance is amazing. She piled on weight for this film and played the part of a lady serial killer with perfection. The film takes you on a journey of how good can turn evil. She was treated bad and then took her anger out on other people when life became too much. All she wanted was love and respect.
Monster is an eye opening and shocking master piece that actually shows us the other side of evil people. What made them turn evil and what events in their life made this transformation happen. Monster has a great soundtrack too. If you like a shocking and unpredictable movie that leaves you on the edge of your seat, this is the film for you.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
At first i heard that monster was supposed to be really good and after seeing the aileen wuornos documentary i really wanted to see it. Charlize theron is in my opinion the most beautiful underatted hollywood actress out there because how most actresses use plastic surgery to enhace there careers she dont need to and the way she transformed herself into the role was amazing but her acting in the film just showed you how talented she is, she got the character down to a T. whilst watching it i really felt heartbroken for her and angry as well cuz of all the abuse verbally,physically and mentally she suffered and after seeing both the documentary and the film made feel really sad for her and fell ashamed. overall if you have not seen this film go and get it
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
This was not an easy movie to like but I was so enthralled at Charlize Theron's makeover and performance that it took center stage over the story.
Theron's physical transformation from the incredibly beautiful woman she is to hard-and-rough looking serial killer Aileen Wournos was just amazing. More than that, I appreciated her effort here, not just with all the makeup but all the mannerisms, the way she walked, moved her head, speech inflection....everything. She was worth the price of the film and I felt the same way after the second viewing months later.
The story is a sordid one, filled with a lot of f-words, so be ready for that if you haven't seen it and wondered about the language. It's very rough. It also includes a lesbian relationship between the two main characters, a relationship I have yet to find that anyone found appealing, frankly.
I may not be able to recommend the movie for its story but if you want to see an actress really step out of her element and give a great performance, check it out. My guess is that you'll either really like this film or hate it.
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