Monster (2004)

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  111 min.
Release Date: January 16, 2004
DVD: June 1, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.30
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Cast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Scott Wilson, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Lee Tergeson, Annie Corley


A dark tale based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, one of America's first female serial killers. Wuornos had a difficult and cruel childhood plagued by abuse and drug use in Michigan. She became a prostitute by the age of thirteen, the same year she became pregnant.

She eventually moved to Florida where she began earning a living as a highway prostitute--servicing the desires of semi-truck drivers. The tale focuses on the nine month period between 1989 and 1990, during which Wuornos had a lesbian relationship with a woman named Selby.

And during that very same time, she also began murdering any of her clientele who attempted to rape her. This turned the tables on a rather common phenomena of female highway prostitutes being the victims of serial killers--instead Wuornos, herself, carried out the deeds of a cold-blooded killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Charlize Theron, Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Brad Wyman, Clark Peterson
Screenplay: Patty Jenkins
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