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MonsterThe main reason to see Monster -- director Patty Jenkins' mediocre movie about Aileen Wuornos, one of America's first female serial killers -- is...MonsterDramaPT110MRThe main reason to see Monster -- director Patty Jenkins' mediocre movie about Aileen Wuornos, one of America's first female serial killers -- is...2004-06-01Bruce DernChristina RicciScott WilsonBruce Dern, Christina Ricci, Scott WilsonNewmarket Capital Group
Charlize Theron, Monster

Monster

Genre: Drama; Starring: Charlize Theron, Bruce Dern, Christina Ricci, Scott Wilson; Director: Patty Jenkins; Author: Patty Jenkins; Release Date Wide: 01/09/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 110; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Newmarket Capital Group

The main reason to see Monster – director Patty Jenkins’ mediocre movie about Aileen Wuornos, one of America’s first female serial killers – is to witness the marvel that is Charlize Theron. It doesn’t just have to do with her physical transformation, which included gaining 30 pounds and literally putting on new skin. It’s about her fierce, Oscar-winning portrayal of a homeless prostitute who turns her desperation – from being abandoned by her family, rejected by society, and brutally raped – into the blind rage that fueled her killing spree.

EXTRAS An unsatisfying featurette includes a cursory glance at Theron’s mind-boggling make-over.

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