Monster's Ball

Monster's Ball

DVD - 2002
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Hank and Leticia inhabit stark, queasy realities of the contemporary South, he as a death row corrections officer and she as the soon-to-be widow of an inmate whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond.
Publisher: [United States] : Studio S : Trimark Home Video : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2002], c2001
Edition: Widescreen version (16x9 2.351)
ISBN: 9781589711877
Branch Call Number: MOVIE MONSTER'S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Baile de los monstruos


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Missumuch Nov 03, 2014

Unbelievable to have to watch. Glad I didn't see it in the theater. Gritty and uncomfortable from the start to finish with the a lot of " I have to get up and leave the room" moments in-between. Hally had guts to take this role…not many women of ANY color would not quease at this script. I can see why she got the award for this one…she is truly an amazing actress.
Sean's role was also an uncomfortable moment to watch- his reflected on about 100 years of a black mans role in this country…he has acting chops- I don't understand why he didn't go further with this talent. And don't forget that HEATH LEDGER had a small role in this one…however terrifying. God Bless his soul. Even though I own this movie as a VHS…I have only watched it once. Thats enough.

Green_Bird_203 Nov 03, 2014

I found the performance of Billy Bob Thornton impressive and Peter Boyle reliable. I wouldn't vote Halle Berry for Oscar for this. I don't think her performance was not matured as much her ambition for Oscar.

May 14, 2014

Cannot believe Halle Berry won an Oscar for this. Punishing, grim and very unpleasant.

Aug 19, 2013

A deeply introspective film, it's truly difficult for me to say whether or not I liked this film. Its raw emotion seemed to overshadow much of it, sacrificing a range in plot points, but I do appreciate the heart-wrenching performances from the entire cast, demonstrating how some actors can reach way beyond, breaking the mold, to convey something as dark and gritty as the characters here in such a beautiful way. It is quite a moody film to tackle, but for the right audience, I would recommend it.


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Aug 19, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A man on Death Row is electrocuted.

Aug 19, 2013

Sexual Content: A number of sex scenes, one particularly intense.

Aug 19, 2013

Coarse Language: Racial slurs used throughout.


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Aug 19, 2013

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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