Let’s Review: My Week With Marilyn

“My Week With Marilyn” gives us the two sides of an American icon- the incomparable Marilyn Monroe through a firsthand account of a young man, Colin Clark, whose dream it is to work in films.

We follow the cast and crew through the filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl” in 1956, though the movie calls it “The Sleeping Prince.”

The resemblance between the two actresses is commendable- and not even just face-wise.

Michelle Williams was able to transform herself into the emotionally insecure and vulnerable woman that Ms. Monroe was.

Her eyes evoke such emotion that they should win an award for their ocular performance.

Williams is also able to switch on Marilyn’s iconic persona- the dress lifting, laughing, smiling, put-on-a-show happy woman the world thought they knew.

You see Marilyn struggle with lines, struggle with herself, struggle with the other actors, struggle with the director, and struggle with her husband at the time, Arthur Miller.

Marilyn is not the only famous star from the past brought back to the screen, like Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), Vivien Leigh (Julia Ormond).

It was nice to see Emma Watson (otherwise known as Hermione Granger) back on the screen, as wardrobe girl Lucy.

We see the old-world glitz and glamour of Hollywood as it was back then. The soundtrack, complete with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, and of course songs from Ms. Monroe, sung by Michelle Williams.

So what do I think?

Go see it if you’re looking for a different kind of movie. It’s rated R for language and partial nudity (it’s Michelle’s butt). You don’t have to be a Monroe fan to enjoy it.

What do you think?

Will you see it? Have you seen it? Tell me in the comments!

Watch the trailer:

Watch a musical clip from the movie:

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN is in theatres in SELECT CITIES on November 23.

About lilmissmovie

I love going to see movies. Especially free ones.
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