I have been waiting to see this ever since Charlize Theron won the Oscar and I have to say I was not disappointed. That was one heck of a role to get and she played it with gusto. Christina Ricci also... Read moredeserves acclaim for her performance and the two of them put together equals a truly awful story, and I mean that as a compliment.
Based on a true story
The shocking and moving true-life story of Aileen Wuornos, heralded as America's "first female serial killer". Near suicidal dispair, Wuornos (Charlize Theron) wanders into a Florida bar, where she meets and quickly falls for Sebly Wall (Cristina Ricci). Desperate to sustain her relationship with Sebly, but unable to find a legitimate job, Wuornos continues working as a prostitute. When one of her johns turn violent, she shoots the man in self-defence; the first in her tragic string of killings.
Co-starring Bruce Dern as Wuornos's friend and confidant, Monster succeeds as a searing social commentary, road movie, and most profoundly, an unlikely love story between two misfits. A critically acclaimied true story from writer-director Patty Jenkins.