Monster's Ball

  1. I could swear this was a thread before, and did a search, but it kept saying no threads found. Anyway Here is my review of this movie....It STUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I find it hard to believe tyhat Hallie Berry won an oscar for this.

    The dialogue was pitiful, the acting was plastic, the plot, well was there a plot??

    The infamous sex scene??? Well I thought I accidentally had a porn movie in the VCR! Good Lord! Maybe that is why she got am oscar, but please don't say it is for acting, make it for most beautiful body on film OR submit it to the porn award shows under the category of "Hot young woman having nasty sex w dirty OLD men." Eeeeewwwwww!!!!!! It wasn't hot it was gross! Like watching grandpa rape someone. Bleech!!

    I watchged for an hour, and had to turn it off. This is right up there w movie that should have NEVER even been nominated for an Oscar...
    Portrait of a Lady
    The Crying Game

    OK, anyone else HATYE this movie as much as me???
  2. 37 Comments

    Oh Hool..... I hated it too.

    Just consider yourself lucky that you didn't watch it through to the end. It was one of those endings that explains nothing, sums up nothing, leaves you with nothing. Just a big old "*****" to whomever you're watching it with.

    EVERY SINGLE POINT you made, I concur.

    Hated it, hated it, hated it.

  4. by   nursenoelle
    Yes Hool- that was the most disturbing sex scene...blech. I cannot for the life of me figure out the hype behind that thing. Two hours of my life that I will never get back.
  5. by   NursieRN
    OMG, I just watched part of it last night when I got home from
    work. I have to agree with you guys! The sex scenes were
    actually disturbing! And the ending?? *****
  6. by   TNcanNURSE
    I saw it quite a while ago. It was awful and I couldn't finish it.
  7. by   Lausana
    Yuck! I watched it on HBO this weekend to see what the fuss was about and I was so confused and dissappointed as to what the heck the plot was. Isn't that how the 'critically acclaimed' films usually are!

    I don't understand why anyone would find Billy Bob remotely appealing, he always plays slimey characters...which seem to fit him well. Blech!
  8. by   Dplear
    Billy Bob was in it????? I pretty much only remembering seeing Halle Barre naked.......

    (the movie did suck)
  9. by   Lausana
    :chuckle yeah, I think her body had to have won the award!
  10. by   Brita01
    I have to put my two cents in here. I love Halle Berry. She has the beauty and the body that I wish I had. I remember when this movie came out and my now ex-boyfriend had to almost drag me out to see something I didn't want to see. I have NEVER heard him carry on so about any movie. He sure didn't want to see it for the critical acclaim, let me tell you. Anyway, after sitting through this movie with the incredibly long sex scene (was it really that long or was it just my discomfort??) and the disturbing suicide in the beginning; I had to turn to my now ex-boyfriend and say, "You know ....*****?!!" Apparently he enjoyed it, but I'm not surprised.

    Halle Berry is a great actress, and if you want to see her in an excellent role (if she didn't win an Emmy, she should have); watch 'Queen', a made for tv movie from the early 90s that frequently repeats on the History channel and BETSTRZ. But 'Monster's Ball'? I hated this frickin' movie.

    Anybody see 'In the Bedroom'? That's another critically acclaimed movie that disturbed me and had me saying WTF.
    Originally posted by Brita01
    Anybody see 'In the Bedroom'? That's another critically acclaimed movie that disturbed me and had me saying WTF.

    That one is on my "*****" list too.
  12. by   Q.
    Linda, Heather, Renee..

    I concur. I hated the movie.
  13. by   ayemmeff
    And me!!!(only went to leer at Heath Ledger,and I nearly went off him)Big disappointment.
  14. by   debyan
    Couldn't finish it lost interest. deb