Set in the Southern United States, 'Monster's Ball' is a tale of a racist white man, Hank, who falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's interracial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.Written by
Clements is the actual name of the gas station Billy Bob Thornton buys. It's located on Airline Hwy. in Laplace, La. See more »
(at around 1h 29 mins) When Hank approaches Leticia's truck in the driveway, he puts a plastic gasoline can down next to the driveway. After she backs out, the can is gone although Hank has not picked it up. See more »
WORST FILM OF THE YEAR. WHY WERE YOU PEOPLE FOOLED
When a film's finest performance comes from Puffy, you know you're in trouble.
I've never racism, poverty, murder, and guilt so maudlinly handled without a second of truth.
I'll just list why I hated this movie:
1. Billy Bob, in the stiffest performance EVER, manages to recover from his life-long racism because Halle Berry's hot.
2. To demonstrate that she's poor, Halle Berry drives a car that has apparently been drenched in acid rain.
3. Berry wins the Oscar for SCREAMS and CROCODILE TEARS. The scene where she consumates her hormones with Billy Bob would be very much at home on Mystery Science Theater. Or in any movie with the word "Rod," "Suckers" "15", "Crack", or "Only in the...." in the tite.
4. Peter Boyle looks like he just woke up for each take.
5. Dramatic cross cutting allows us to watch Billy Bob buy ice cream and gas. WHAT THE F%^$?
6. Last like: "I need somebody to take care of me." Somewhere, Gloria Steinman is baning her head against the wall.
7. Chocolate ice cream with a plastic spoon. That's a character detail. Damn it to hell!!!!
And yet, critics, audiences, and the Academy loved it. Has anybody actually been in a poor rural town for even a second? Or read any Steinbeck novels? Or seen somebody cry? Or heard people speak? I adore rotten movies. I DESPISE "Serious" films that don't have a even a second of human truth. Shame on all of you for liking this one.
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