Monster's Ball

2001 R 1h 52m DVD

Monster's Ball

2001 R 1h 52m DVD
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Death row in the Louisiana State Penitentiary is the hothouse backdrop for this hard-hitting drama about a racist prison guard who falls in love with the African American wife of a condemned man he helped execute.
Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Yasiin Bey, Will Rokos, Milo Addica
Marc Forster
Widescreen 1.66:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a brutal movie. It includes an explicit execution, a suicide by gunshot, the death of a child, and extremely explicit sexual situations, including prostitution. There are very disturbing family situations involving emotional and physical abuse. Characters use very strong language, and they drink and smoke.

Sexual Content

Very explicit sexual situations.


Brtual violence, excplicit execution, suicide, death of a child.


Very strong language, including racial epithets.

Social Behavior


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking and smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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