Thornton portrays a widowed corrections officer who begins a relationship with a woman Berry , unaware that she is the widow of a man Combs he executed. Principal photography began in May in New Orleans, Louisiana and lasted for five weeks. The film received positive reviews, with critical acclaim directed at Berry and Thornton's performances and Addica and Rokos' screenplay. The film received numerous accolades and nominations, and was nominated twice at the 74th Academy Awards for Best Actress Berry and Original Screenplay Addica and Rokos , with Berry winning for her performance, becoming the first and, as of , the only African-American woman and the only woman of color to win the award. Hank Grotowski, a widower , and his son, Sonny, are white correctional officers in a prison in Georgia. They reside with Hank's father, Buck, a bigoted retired correctional officer whose wife Hank's mother died by suicide.
Monsters Ball (United States, 2001)
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Browse our picks. 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. This movie is outstanding and one of the best dramas i've ever seen. Some might ask why, because there seems to be nothing really happening at all during the whole movie. Some say the plot is predictable and flat, and the characters too.
'Now I'm really at the party'
Halle Berry plays Leticia, wife of condemned man Lawrence Musgrove Sean Combs , and mother of Tyrell Coronji Calhoun , a sensitive boy who buries his sadness in obesity. Hank meets Leticia, without divining their cosmic connection, when the debt- ridden new widow takes the graveyard shift at an all-night diner. And I responded so poorly that I went back and watched the thing again to check my bearings.
Close Menu. Travelling or based outside United States? Video availability outside of United States varies. Sign in to see videos available to you. Halle Berry won an Oscar for her role in this intricate drama about a racist white prison guard Billy Bob Thornton who falls in love with a black woman Berry after her husband is executed.