Monster (2003)

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Directed by
Patty Jenkins

Crime, Drama

Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Marco St. John, Marc Macaulay, Scott Wilson, Rus Blackwell, Tim Ware, Stephan Jones, Brett Rice, Kaitlin Riley, Cree Ivey

My Review
Monster was a good movie. The film is successful in making you feel sympathy but then brings you around to realize just how insane this woman was.

While everyone raved about Charlize Theron’s acting I will have to say in the immortal words of Coach Z “You did a great jorb.” While I would have enjoyed some full frontal from Christina Ricci movies aren’t just about who gets naked anymore.

Charlize did such a bang up job and with all the makeup and extra weight you had no idea it was her. This I think really helps define the character and helps the viewer feel more involved. I find it humorous how it’s the actresses putting on and taking off weight for parts. I remember when De Niro packed on like a zillion pounds to play Capone.

Anyway, Monster is a good film, but if you’re in a “comedy” type of mood, don’t watch it, it will bring you way down. Wait until your Girlfriend/Boyfriend dumps you then watch it.

One thought on “Monster”

  1. You know the guy who played “private pyle” in full metal jacket? he holds the record for biggest weight gain for a single character role…for that movie.

    I read that on the IMDB.

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