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
The initial cut of the picture included more explicit footage during the sex scene between Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton, which was trimmed down after the MPAA threatened to give the film a NC-17 rating. The uncut version premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on February 8, 2001. The R-rated US theatrical release is the cut version; the version released theatrically in Canada and most other countries is the uncut version. See more »
(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden
Performed by Lynn Anderson
Written by Joe South
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
Bad actors use their hands when they can't portray an emotion. Watch Barry in this movie for a lesson in what not to do. This is a short film painfully stretched to feature length. This is the type of cliche ridden claptrap which passes for independent cinema. Paste in a little everyday banter for color, and instant southern culture. Amazing how decades of cultural bias can be discarded in a brief moment of jungle fever. Don't waste your time on this inferior screenplay, because the concrete detail is bogus: if he orders the same thing every time at the diner, why doesn't he know the price?
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