Everything you’ve heard about "Monster" is true. It is the story of a prostitute who becomes a serial killer. The characters aren’t particularly pleasant nor is the ending happy. The normally glamorous Charlize Theron plays the homely antihero to perfection and deserves the accolades she’s getting. Christina Ricci is picture perfect as a teenager in over her head.
"Monster" hits just the right notes as a character study –characters heading straight into a hole. "Monster" is heavy, dirty and sometimes graphic, so it isn’t for everyone. It certainly isn’t for children.