Question: What was with him vomiting throughout the movie? Did it mean something?
Answer: Hank is a deputy warden in a Georgia state prison.He oversees the executions of condemned prisoners, and before each one he is literally sickened by having to perform this duty.
No - he threw up after sex with Berry which is well after he quit. He threw up after drinking heavily the night before.
Per the vomit-after-sex scene. I too, thought that the drinking must have caused it. I rewound and watched the scene again and BAM, I'd missed it! He's in the bathroom at the sink facing the mirror. THERE, TWICE, he can see the reflected picture of her dead executed husband: in the main mirror plus in the little round mirror to the right. (Musgrove's pic must be hung on the wall behind him.) That execution memory = vomiting.
He threw up because he saw her husband's picture.
Answer: It's quite evident that he vomited after seeing Leticia's husband's pic juxtaposed with his image which fortified guilt, it was sickening to him.
Question: During the infamous lust scene, several times you see people's hands inside a bird cage. What is the significance of this?
Question: Did Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton really have sex in the infamous scene?
Answer: As realistic as the sex scene is, it's very uncommon for actors to have sex for a film.
Chosen answer: Both married, on camera, in front of the entire film crew? I don't think so.
Answer: Hank threw up in the toilet because the picture of Letitia's husband as scratched by her son. He had escorted him to the death chamber.