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Monster's Ball

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Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton
Hank Grotowski
Taylor Simpson Taylor Simpson
Lucille
Gabrielle Witcher Gabrielle Witcher
Betty
Heath Ledger Heath Ledger
Sonny Grotowski
Peter Boyle Peter Boyle
Buck Grotowski
Charles Cowan Jr. Charles Cowan Jr.
Willie Cooper
Taylor LaGrange Taylor LaGrange
Darryl Cooper


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Milo Addica Milo Addica
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Will Rokos Will Rokos
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Brilliantly compelling drama!

9 years, 5 months ago at Sep 26 11:42
"I've always believed that a portrait captures a person far better than a photograph. It truly takes a human being to really see a human being."

Simply put, Monster's Ball is one hell of an outstanding movie. Marc Forster's direction is first-rate, the script is meticulous, and there's superb acting right down the line. The story conveyed by this hauntingly compelling masterpiece ca... read more

Could've been better...

8 years, 1 month ago at Jan 24 8:58
I was really hoping that I would like this film but when I saw it, I was disappointed. I thought that the story was very dull and very slow. It was like it needed to be really good for me because it had an Oscar winning performance from an actress who has been in some rather crap films over the years like Catwoman. I had high expectations at first because when I read the story of a few websites, i... read more

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7 years, 9 months ago at May 11 4:24
El mayor mérito de esta película es no ser tan melodramática como pudo haber sido, al menos en tono. El director parece más interesado en demostrar que puede crear un drama que se sienta maduro que en cualquier otra cosa.
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Description: The unflinching realism and searing performances of Monster's Ball are stunning in all the connotations of the word. Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) and Leticia (Halle Berry) 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 (Sean Combs) whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond. In the hands of lesser participants, the fateful plot might strain credibility and seem tailored to allow for liberal sermonizing about the obvious wrongs of our legal ... (more)
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