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Critics fell over themselves in search of superlatives to describe Michelle Williams' shattering, funny, touching and yes, seductive portrayal of the silver screen's forever goddess, Marilyn Monroe. Based on actual behind-the-scenes events, the film meticulously recaptures an era that will never be again.
In the early summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott).
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn—this is the story of that week.
When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
A not to-be-missed motion picture event!
Reviews Counted: 159
Fresh: Michelle Williams is astonishingly good as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn. It's a great shame the film itself can't equal the brilliance of Williams' performance.-CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia), February 27, 2012
Fresh: Williams captures the vulnerability, allure and transcendent appeal of Monroe perfectly.-Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy, February 19, 2012
Fresh: Like Chanel No 5, whose fragrance with which she is identified, the bewitching allure of Marilyn Monroe wafts throughout this gem of a film, allowing us an intimate insight into her fragility, loneliness and insecurity-Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, February 16, 2012
Fresh: Made with sublime sensitivity - not to be mistaken for weakness - My Week With Marilyn is a shimmering, memorable, magnificent movie-Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, February 16, 2012
Though the story line is weak, the performances in this film are extraordinary. Michelle Williams' portrait of Marilyn is remarkable, and she is ably supported by Eddie Redmayne and Judi Dench. Kenneth Branagh is a bit over the top in his portrayal of a jealous and angry Olivier. The film is well worth seeing.
Reviewer: Tom J Review refers to DVD version
This movie didn't hold my interest. To me was just OK.
Reviewer: Anna Review refers to DVD version