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Monster (2003) is a look into head of psychotic Aileen Wuornos as she quickly goes from an abused sex worker in Florida to a murderer and thief. In between, she falls in love with Selby/Tyria Moore and plans to run away until Selby sells her out. Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci star in this no-holds-barred account of their tragic time together. Not for the faint of heart.

Erik M.

0/10.I don't know what it is about Hollywood and giving some groups special treatment.Here you have sympathy given to a deranged serial killer.Patty Jenkins is an absolute joke as a director, another pretentious type who thinks her junk is art when it's just junk.I can laugh at one thing though. Charlize Theron had to get fat for this, won her Oscar for playing a fat person, and hasn't really done much since then.If they'd done it more like real life there'd be no controversy.Apparently they thought controversy would sell tickets.Well this is still inexcusable. I almost forgot, Jean Smart did the role first and was better at it, that twanging sounding hick type from one of tv's worst and most pretentious sitcoms of the 80's Designing Women.Frankly I wish Patty Jenkins would disappear already, she's lousy.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci are in the car and Christina is driving, the camera pans to Charlize smoking a cigarette. The first shot it is half way done, the 2nd time it is at the filter and then again half way done and then it's gone and she lights a brand new one. (01:10:05)

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Aileen: I was beautiful like a diamond in the rough.

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Trivia: "Selby Wall", played by Christina Ricci, is a totally fictional character. She does not exist. Wuornos' lover was Tyria Moore, who is tall and stocky and looks nothing like Ricci. There is evidence that Wuornos told Moore about at least one of the murders she committed (Richard Mallory in November 1989) and she didn't report it. She agreed to make the phone call to Wuornos, taped by the police, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. This is correctly depicted in the film.

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Question: Is it true that Lee was able to steal enough money from her victims to buy a house (or even just put a down payment on it?) I would assume she could only use cash, and it seems unfeasible that she'd be able to acquire that much cash from people's wallets without murdering hundreds of them.


Chosen answer: In the story it shows she does not kill every man. It is possible she had sex with multiple men without killing them and got more money (but maybe not that much) than just what she stole from the men she killed.

Answer: They never bought a house. They lived in cheap hotel rooms where Tyria Moore (Selby's real name) worked as a chamber maid.


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