History Film / Monster

12th Jun '17 9:11:21 PM nombretomado
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Theron earned the {{Academy Award}}, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for performance as Wuronos.

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Theron earned the {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for performance as Wuronos.
27th May '17 7:26:43 PM GroLor
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* AdaptationDistillation: Aileen and Tyria lived together for years before Aileen committed her first murder. In the film, Aileen and Tyria (here renamed "Selby") first meet only days before it.



* BeautyInversion: Creator/CharlizeTheron gained between 20 and 30 pounds and shaved her eyebrows to play Wuornos. With all the press for a young beautiful actress with [[DyeingForYourArt that kind of dedication]], she got the Best Actress Oscar in a walk.

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* BeautyInversion: BeautyInversion:
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Creator/CharlizeTheron gained between 20 and 30 pounds and shaved her eyebrows to play Wuornos. With all the press for a young beautiful actress with [[DyeingForYourArt that kind of dedication]], she got the Best Actress Oscar in a walk.



* {{Jerkass}}: Good luck trying to find a moment in the movie where Aileen herself isn't a bitch. She arguably crosses into JerkassWoobie territory on a few occasions, though.
** The lawyer Aileen launches a ClusterFBomb against.
*** The cop who picks her up while she's jobhunting.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Good luck trying to find a moment in the movie where Aileen herself isn't a bitch. She arguably crosses into JerkassWoobie territory on a few occasions, though.
** The lawyer Aileen launches a ClusterFBomb against.
*** The
against, and the cop who picks her up while she's jobhunting.



* [[SirSwearsALot Miss Swears-a-Lot]]: Aileen loves her swearing.
** This slips after the first half hour in the film into HistoricalVillainDowngrade: (dangerously-psychotic in RealLife) Aileen after a few scenes of hysterical antics appears rather [[YouWereTryingTooHard absurdly funny]].
* OhCrap : Aileen when she finds one victim's badge.

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* [[SirSwearsALot Miss Swears-a-Lot]]: Aileen loves her swearing.
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swearing. This slips after the first half hour in the film into HistoricalVillainDowngrade: (dangerously-psychotic in RealLife) Aileen after a few scenes of hysterical antics appears rather [[YouWereTryingTooHard absurdly funny]].
* OhCrap : OhCrap: Aileen when she finds one victim's badge.



* ShellShockedVeteran : Thomas hints at being this, during his conversation with Aileen. "What you're feeling right now is guilt, over something you had absolutely no control over. Do you know how many of us came back from the war, and almost killed ourselves because we felt exactly the same way?"

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* ShellShockedVeteran : ShellShockedVeteran: Thomas hints at being this, during his conversation with Aileen. "What you're feeling right now is guilt, over something you had absolutely no control over. Do you know how many of us came back from the war, and almost killed ourselves because we felt exactly the same way?"



* ShownTheirWork: The way the movie portrays what happened to Aileen was probably very close to the truth. She killed her first victim out of self defense, and her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBcjII3QAE rising schizophrenia]] likely helped her jump to some unusual conclusions that led her to continue.
** The director also personally met with Wuornos to get the film as accurate as possible.

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* ShownTheirWork: The way the movie portrays what happened to Aileen was probably very close to the truth. She killed her first victim out of self defense, and her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBcjII3QAE rising schizophrenia]] likely helped her jump to some unusual conclusions that led her to continue.
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continue. The director also personally met with Wuornos to get the film as accurate as possible.
29th Apr '17 3:48:47 AM Saveelich
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''Monster'' (2003) is a biographical crime drama about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Creator/CharlizeTheron, and her lover, Selby Wall, was played by Creator/ChristinaRicci (Wuornos' lover's name was actually Tyria Moore, but her character's name, age, and appearance in the film were changed for legal reasons). The film was written and directed by Patty Jenkins.

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''Monster'' (2003) is a biographical crime drama about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Creator/CharlizeTheron, and her lover, Selby Wall, was played by Creator/ChristinaRicci (Wuornos' lover's name was actually Tyria Moore, but her character's name, age, and appearance in the film were changed for legal reasons). The film was written and directed by Patty Jenkins.
Creator/PattyJenkins.
7th Apr '17 4:40:24 PM Mdumas43073
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Theron earned the {{Academy Award}}, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for performance as Wuronos.
7th Apr '17 4:35:49 PM Mdumas43073
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This movie has no connection with the anime and manga ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', or the Pixar movie ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.

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This movie has no connection with the anime and manga ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', the sci-fi film ''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}'', or the Pixar movie ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.
7th Apr '17 4:33:55 PM Mdumas43073
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9th Mar '17 6:01:37 PM twilicorn
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'''Waldorf:''' Like it? I married one!\\

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'''Waldorf:''' Like it? [[AwfulWeddedLife I married one!\\one!]]\\
19th Feb '17 2:45:48 PM EBsessed
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* ShownTheirWork: The way the movie portrays what happened to Aileen was probably very close to the truth. She killed her first victim out of self defense, and her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBcjII3QAE rising schizophrenia]] likely helped her jump to some unusual conclusions that lead her to continue.

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* ShownTheirWork: The way the movie portrays what happened to Aileen was probably very close to the truth. She killed her first victim out of self defense, and her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBcjII3QAE rising schizophrenia]] likely helped her jump to some unusual conclusions that lead led her to continue.
4th Dec '16 8:19:46 PM Xtifr
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'''''Monster''''' (2003) is a biographical crime drama about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Creator/CharlizeTheron, and her lover, Selby Wall, was played by Creator/ChristinaRicci (Wuornos' lover's name was actually Tyria Moore, but her character's name, age, and appearance in the film were changed for legal reasons). The film was written and directed by Patty Jenkins.

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'''''Monster''''' ''Monster'' (2003) is a biographical crime drama about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Creator/CharlizeTheron, and her lover, Selby Wall, was played by Creator/ChristinaRicci (Wuornos' lover's name was actually Tyria Moore, but her character's name, age, and appearance in the film were changed for legal reasons). The film was written and directed by Patty Jenkins.
31st Oct '16 10:36:41 PM azul120
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Aileen may have been depraved, but damn if she hadn't been given an awful deck of cards.
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