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
In the uncut version of the sex scene,which is almost a minute longer than the theatrical version of that scene,when Halle Berry is riding on Billy Bob Thornton for a second you can see Billy Bob's genitals but not his penis and it looks like their private areas are making contact which very much makes it appear that the two actors were actually having sex onscreen,as it was speculated by a lot of viewers and even rumored to have been so. See more »
The blood stains on Leticia's shirt change between when she is first seen on the street and later when she is in the hospital. See more »
I went by our station on the way home... I like that sign. I think we're gonna be alright.
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"Monster's Ball" tells of a white man and a black woman in the rural South coming together through desperate human need; each suffering grief, guilt, remorse, and misery. A slow, plodding drama with rumbling racial undercurrents, the film tells a simple story, though not uneventful, with finely nuanced performances, especially by Berry who earned her keep and kudos. Recommended for mature audiences into serious drama.
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