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My Week with Marilyn
Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away
Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.
Friendly reminder: Michelle Williams is the best American actress working today. Nobody comes close; she is a fucking godsend to contemporary cinema and we are very lucky to have her with us, gracing the silver screen on a timely basis. With that said, I turn my thoughts to My Week with Marilyn, Simon Curtis’ prosaic yet sprightly biopic of legendary Hollywood movie star Marilyn Monroe focusing on her 1957 collaboration with Shakespearean thespian-cum-filmmaker Laurence Olivier in The Prince and the Showgirl. It’s based on the memoirs of Colin Clark, Olivier’s third assistant director (a.k.a. gofer) at the time who had a fleeting, wistful fling with the screen goddess during her stay in Britain. I often found myself questioning the veracity…
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Review In A Nutshell:
Marilyn Monroe. Such a significant figure in within and outside cinema. Many admire her, many hate her, many lusts for her, but nobody could ever understand her. There is only one person in the entire world who could give us the answers to our question of "Who is Marilyn Monroe?” which is Marilyn herself. My Week with Marilyn allows its audience to gain a deeper insight in the titular character, showing the cracks of her presumed flawless exterior. Before seeing this film, I have always thought of Monroe as purely a sex symbol for women to admire to in regards to their physical appearance, but seeing a number…
This is a film that seems entirely created for an American audience who like to see us Brits being oh so eccentrically British. It has that nauseating warm glow of a TV period drama and lays on the quaint charms of Britain with a trowel making it a syrupy and rather irritating experience. It may have an impressive cast of big name actors but they can’t save a film that is this frothy and bland. The real travesty about My Week with Marilyn though is that Michelle William’s brilliant performance is in this film and not in something more worthy of her talents. There have been many screen interpretations of Marilyn Monroe over the years and most are so wrapped…
I'm sorry Mr. Brannagh, I'm sure your performance was stunning, but I sort of missed it.
Mrs Williams was far too busy channelling Marilyn.
Which made me feel really funny inside.
Michelle Williams, you are my new movie princess.
I saw this one some months back in the theater, and I loved it. It takes but a few minutes to get into Williams as Marilyn. The director wisely gives us a musical number for the first part of the film, to introduce us to the character. But the time Marilyn's done singing, we have forgotten Michelle. There is only Marilyn.
She's sexy, funny, confused, crazy, manipulative, childlike, jaded, and very very sad. Williams makes us believe all of it. I know she gets a lot flack for taking on such an iconic character -- and it was a daring choice for her. But there's no question in my mind that she…
Colin Clark's book is brought to life by a wonderful cast and beautiful period detail. The story, true or not, presents a fairly believable and sympathetic view of the legendary actress. It's all too easy to single out Michelle Williams for her performance ... it's done with sensitivity and believability but without straying into caricature. And yet that's not the whole story... there's really a remarkable group effort here from a cast of notables, each of whom adds to the charm of the film. The only flaw worth mentioning is that it drags a bit here and there, but otherwise it's a fairly satisfying story, one that's not just about Marilyn, it's also quite a nice coming of age piece as well as an interesting look at a bit of film history.
Michelle Williams nails it cold. Ropey narration and exposition at the beginning but rest is great.
Well, the film portraits Marilyn as the spoiled blonde diva as she was, but unlike my buddies which I watched the film with, I kinda felt a little sorry for Marilyn in this.
The film looked pretty good and the lead really sounded like Marilyn at several times throughout the film. There was a few editing problems if you ask me, but didn't damage the overall experience.
Its well acted Michelle William is amazing as Marilyn Monroe, i haven't seen too many of her movies but she is always been great in all of them and this not at all the exception, and she is not the only one, the cast is a good one and they all deliver solid performances, yet they feel limited by a weak and cheesy script and a melodramatic direction.
At moments the characters seem like shallow and not very smart people, and Marilyn herself comes off as childish, petty, manipulative and not very stable and yet somehow the movie seems to think she is this larger than life but tragic figure, and there is nothing wrong with it, if we got…
Glorious on so many levels.
Viewed: 4K ULTRA-HD viewing, upscaled from a Full HD source. Presented in it's original 2.40:1 aspect ratio.
Met the minimum entertainment requirements but was ultimately forgettable.
michelle williams is so beautiful
My Week with Marilyn has impressive performances by Eddie Redmayne and Michelle Williams and has amazing visuals.
However, the plot is pointless and has no direction. Seems to me that Marilyn Monroe (the character) is a very damaged and spoiled person and that made the film repetitive, predictable and shallow.
The film is interesting, but with that cast they could make something more complex, deep and, most of all, something remarkable.
Tragic Life of Marilyn Monroe provides a cautionary tale of temptation for anyone, I believe fame, money and celebrity cure people. Although the film is set at six years before her death, we can clearly see, Marilyn has been hovering for some distance on the road to self-destruction. She is totally uncomfortable define its public image irony fascinating role. But when Colin begged her to let go of life, she was unable to do so. Fame and flattery obviously can not satisfy her. But she was too addicted to them just walk away. Corresponding to this is: despite the state of her super sexy, Marilyn still cherished her values and her lovability deep insecurity. "I'm not a goddess," she said.…
Ha sido curioso revisitar esta película con mis padres, a los que habitualmente todo el cine moderno les parece una sucesión de bodrios. Su positiva respuesta a este biopic de un mito cinematográfico como Marilyn, que para ellos fue contemporanea, dice para mí mucho del acierto con el que Norma Jean está representada en esta película...
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