Theron delivers a startling performance; allows you to overlook film flaws
Depressing yet insightful. You can't help but feel sorry for Aileen e/t she did kill 8 men
Monster is a 2003 crime drama film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in Florida in 2002 for killing six men (she was not tried for a seventh murder) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Charlize Theron and her fictionalized lover, Selby Wall, was played by Christina Ricci. The film was written and directed by Patty Jenkins.
Theron won seventeen awards for her portrayal, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress.
After moving to Florida, Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron), a female prostitute, meets Selby Wall (based on Wuornos' real life lover Tyria Moore) (Christina Ricci) in a gay bar. After initial hostility and declaring that she is not gay, Aileen talks to Selby over beers. Selby takes to Aileen almost immediately, as she likes that she is very protective of her. Selby invites her to spend the night with her. They return...