Monster's Ball

Lawrence Musgrove is electrocuted as planned, despite Sonny Grotowski spoiling his long walk...prompting pa to publically beat him. Next morning Hank breaks into his offsprings bedroom to continue the beating only for Sonny to pull a gun on Hank. Sonny shoots himself in the chest when he finds out how much his dad despises him. Tyrell Musgrove a fellow gifted artist like his late father who's set on eating himself to death (from filling the void of his absent father) is instead run over and the hit and run driver is never caught. Hank puts his dad Buck in an old people's home for his behavior towards Leticia Musgrove who secretly discovers Hank was connect to her husband's execution. Despite this both stay together united by their grief and tragedy in their lives and the common loss of their sons.

Factual error: Billy Bob Thorton wore a uniform with a Louisiana state patch on it. All of the cars have Georgia license plates.

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Lawrence Musgrove: I've always believed that a portrait captures a person far better than a photograph. It truly takes a human being to really see a human being.

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Trivia: For her role in the film, Halle Berry became the first black actress (even though she is actually bi-racial, as her mother is white) to win an Oscar for "Best Actress."

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Question: What was with him vomiting throughout the movie? Did it mean something?

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Chosen answer: Hank is a deputy warden in a Georgia state prison.He oversees the executions of condemned prisoners, and before each one he is literally sickened by having to perform this duty.

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No - he threw up after sex with Berry which is well after he quit. He threw up after drinking heavily the night before.

Per the vomit-after-sex scene. I too, thought that the drinking must have caused it. I rewound and watched the scene again and BAM, I'd missed it! He's in the bathroom at the sink facing the mirror. THERE, TWICE, he can see the reflected picture of her dead executed husband: in the main mirror plus in the little round mirror to the right. (Musgrove's pic must be hung on the wall behind him.) That execution memory = vomiting.

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