5.5/10
38
1 user

Based on a True Story: The Making of 'Monster' (2004)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary

I am Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female film director. I made my first film in 1896 at age 23. I went on to write, direct, or produce more than 1,000 films.

Director: Pamela B. Green
Stars: Alice Guy, Patty Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood
Share I (2015)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A 15-year-old girl returns to school after an explicit video of her goes viral.

Director: Pippa Bianco
Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Keir Gilchrist, Andre Royo
Untold II (2014)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hate crime triggers disturbing flashbacks for a young veteran, finding herself reluctantly joining a PTSD support group. The eclectic group of women encourages her to peel away her families' lies.

Director: Gina M. Garcia
Stars: Terri Ivens, Melody Butiu, Jennifer Rubin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Filmmaker Angela Shelton journeys across the United States meeting other Angela Sheltons in an effort to survey women in America. She discovers that 24 out of 40 Angela Sheltons have been ... See full summary »

Director: Angela Shelton
Stars: Angela Shelton
Dawn of the Justice League (TV Short 2016)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Kevin Smith hosts a look behind the scenes of upcoming movies from the DC Films universe, featuring the trailer for "Suicide Squad."

Director: Eric Matthies
Stars: Kevin Smith, Geoff Johns, Amy Adams
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Uncovers how the rise of the superhero parallels America's rise as a superpower in the 20th century, evolving through the decades into a uniquely American mythology that has captured audiences across the globe.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Steve Englehart, Sana Amanat
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A struggle to cope with life since returning home from service with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. .

Director: Theo Marshall
Stars: Theo Marshall
CBS This Morning: Saturday (TV Series 2012)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Stars: Anthony Mason, Alex Wagner, Rebecca Jarvis
Filmland (2003–2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Danish-language film magazine featuring reviews of new theatrical releases and DVD's, interviews and special reports.

Stars: Søren Høy, Christoffer Boe, Viggo Mortensen
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A review of Wonder Woman's history as a character in comics, animation and live TV, with additional glimpses of the upcoming movie.

Stars: Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
Director: Chris Donovan
Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cedi Ali Rajah, Jennifer Aniston
The Breakdown (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

40-something Jennifer Kaufmann owns & operates a struggling commercial casting office. Each day, Jennifer and her handpicked staff of misfits audition scores of hopeful wannabes.

Director: Bobby Espinosa
Stars: Jill E. Alexander, Luna Blaise, David Bowe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Monster (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Featurette
14 June 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Based on a True Story: The Making of 'Monster' (2004)

*** (out of 4)

This fourteen-minute documentary takes us behind-the-scenes of the making of MONSTER, the 2003 film that won Charlize Theron the Best Actress Oscar. Interviewed here is director Patty Jenkins and actors Theron, Christina Ricci and Bruce Dern. The featurette covers subjects such as the production, what the actress and director were trying to do with the story, the make-up effects and the difficulties of trying to tell a story that many people might not want to hear. Overall this is a mildly entertaining featurette considering the short running time. I think the subject matter was interesting enough to where they could have extended this because it would have been interesting hearing more from Theron on how she got into the part. There are a few scenes here where we see her pretty much breakdown after doing the work so it would have been nice hearing more about what all she did to get into the character. Still, fans of the film will want to check this out.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page