Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


     

Monster

Based on a true story.

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Written by: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci

Primary Genres:
Drama; Historical

2003 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  3
  • Awards:  2

Ratings

  • Viewers58% of raters (8th place)
  • Average Rating: 7.57 (23rd place)
  • Weighted Rank: 442 (10th place)

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Charlize Theron dons heavy make-up to conceal her beauty to star in the biographical story of Aileen Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in Florida for the murders of seven men in the 1980s.

 

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Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

    It is a well-known axiom in Hollywood that actresses who are willing to conceal their beauty under disfiguring make-up are destined to win the Academy Award. While there is enough evidence to demonstrate that this isn't universally true (witness Ellen Burstyn for "Requium for a Dream"), there are enough examples where it's come true (Nicole Kidman for "The Hours") to give strength to the belief.

    But Charlize Theron may now take that to new heights. One of Hollywood's greatest beauties, Theron is completely unrecognizable under the heavy oatmeal make-up and the thirty extra pounds she gained for the role. As Aileen, she looks worn and weathered, but human - the make-up is done so well that it doesn't even look like make-up. And for this reason alone, the film would deserve a Best Make-Up Academy Award nomination (it didn't get one), and merits consideration for the Cosmo nomination for Best Costume Design and Make-Up.

    But this emphasis on the film's technical achievements overlooks it's greatest strength: Theron's powerful performance as the murderer Aileen Wuornos. She is transformative in the role, and not just from the make-up. Hollywood has done well to recognize her - she won the Golden Globe, the film's only nomination there, and is the front-runner to pick up an Oscar as well (another "only nomination" for the film). And she deserves consideration by the Cosmique Movie Academy as well.

    My grade: A -



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