This film is based on the true story of prostitute/serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Although I expected it to be good, I was not prepared for this one. Its power surpasses that of anything I’ve seen in a long while. Charlize Theron’s performance as Wuornos is simply uncanny (I don’t think Ebert was being hyperbolic when he recently called it “one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema”), and Christina Ricci is excellent as her young lover. This is a disarmingly affecting piece of work.
- Jan 19, 2004