Why to Watch - Monster

Charlize Theron will blow you away, you should watch a movie where she isn’t a homeless prostitute just to appreciate this performance. This movie is very good, but the performance is what puts this on Rex, one of the greatest of all time.



Monster Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller | 109min | January 30, 2004 (United States) 7.3
Director: Patty JenkinsWriter: Patty JenkinsStars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce DernSummary: The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. —garykmcd


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