From the Couch of Super Koala:
Today’s movie was a documentary about this lady.
Regaled as America’s first female serial killer, the film chronicled Aileen’s prison experience toward the end of her life, as well as gave some disturbing background. Her life was so unimaginably depressing, one tragic event after another.
The documentary gave some insight on the criminal justice system, and how, in my opinion, it failed Wuornos. The most poignant part came just before the end in the form of an interview the day before her execution. Wuornos is clearly insane, ranting about completely unrealistic theories, yet she passed all her psych evaluations. In this way, I think the film was really successful. It generated a concern for her plight and the system flaws it revealed. That being said, I liked the narrator but absolutely hated his voice. Also, it wasn’t the most riveting story telling. Still, I’d recommend it as a watch, particularly for anyone interested in crime or psychology. Also known as criminology.
From the bed of Captain Spazzmataz:
I agree with Super Koala that the narrator was an awesome person and a really nice guy, but his voice was incredibly annoying. For the first few lines of the movie I thought it was going to be really great because he had a British accent. However, just a few minutes in, I realized that there was no inflection in his voice, and it came off as him reading a bunch of boring facts. Even though his voice was awful, which may be why I fell asleep the first time, the documentary was still very interesting and I am glad that I have watched it. I also agree that Aileen was absolutely bonkers. I could tell from the beginning by just looking at her crazy eyes.
There is no way that she would have passed any psych evaluation ever.