The movie I have chosen to do my movie review over is “Monster” by writer and director Patty Jenkins. This movie is based on a true story about a lady named Aileen Wuornos, America’s first female serial killers. Aileen was brought up in a difficult abusive childhood lifestyle. By the time of her teenage years, Aileen ad become a prostitute, hoping some guy would discover her and make her famous just like Marilyn Monroe. Aileen eventually moved to the state of Florida where she became a highway prostitute trying to make a living. She then met a lesbian girl by the name of Selby, who she fell in love with. Selby was her last hope at starting over and leading a normal life. A major problem to starting a new life is the fact that all Aileen knew was abuse and violence; this was not good for the seven men that were soon to get in the way to her happiness.
Wurmos had great potential to be a beautiful lady, she was tall, blonde headed, but she never had a chance. Aileen was wild, there was no doubt about it, but could you actually blame her? Aileen, some people would like to agree that she was on the verge to insanity, but I think she finally reached her breaking point where she could no longer take it. She went through every child’s worst nightmare and was forced to hide it all inside, when she spoke of being raped she was only beaten for “lying”. Aileen was homeless; she could not land a job because of her unkempt appearance and lack of education. One minute she could be calm and in a split second she was a raging, angry mess screaming at the top of her lungs throwing anything she could get her hands on. Aileen was just a mentally unstable mess from all the trauma she had went through during her childhood.
When it comes to diagnosing Aileen Wuornos with a disorder, I would diagnose her with a borderline personality disorder from the facts I have gathered throughout the movie. The symptoms I have concluded are the following: 1....
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