My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn

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My Week with Marilyn

Michelle Williams (in a Golden Globe winning performance) is Marilyn Monroe in this drama based on the memoirs of Colin Clark and his alleged affair with the film icon. Also stars Kenneth Branagh, Emma Watson and Judi Dench.

In England to film The Prince and the Showgirl (1956) with Sir Laurence Olivier (Branagh), the time away from Hollywood also doubles as Monroe’s honeymoon with her new husband, playwright great Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Working on the movie is Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), a lowly 23-year-old assistant to whom Monroe takes a shine.

Based on Clark’s two books (a set of diaries and a memoir) written many years later, My Week with Marilyn focuses on an idyllic week when Clark showed Monroe – desperate to get away from the pressures of stardom – the pleasures of the English countryside.

Winner of Best Actress (Williams), Golden Globes 2012.
2011Rating: M, contains offensive language99 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

To the extent that Michelle Williams' multilayered interpretation of Marilyn Monroe serves as its raison d'etre, My Week With Marilyn succeeds stunningly.

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USA Today

USA Today

press

More an awestruck reverie than a revelatory biopic, it's worth seeing for Williams' bravura performance.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

A treat for film buffs that’s sure to be a heavy-hitter this awards season, Marilyn could end up earning its subject the Oscar she never won during her too-short life.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Michelle Williams is sensationally good.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Offers a great deal of pleasure and fun.

4.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A slyly comic meditation on stardom.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What matters is the performance by Michelle Williams. She evokes so many Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe.We didn't know Monroe, but we believe she must have been something like this.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Williams gets us on intimate terms with one of Hollywood's most enduring and tragic icons.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A sweet, slight affair, more pretty pageant than pithy biographical drama.

3.0
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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Williams’ performance transcends the predictable film.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I knew nothing of this fragile, insecure side of Marilyn Monroe so well portrayed, I had always thought of her a more manipulative and pretty stupid to be quite honest. The movie must have done it's job well however, as it made me want to get some old movies out and have a good look at the real Marilyn Monroe in action.

0

I'll admit it - I didn't really know much about Marilyn Monroe before I saw this film. I naively supposed that this film would be somehow, even if just at the end, about her death. But gosh, I was so pleased to see that it wasn't about that at all - but rather, a mere week spent with the loveable main character Colin. I enjoyed the cameo roles from Judi...

4.0
0

Just three of us saw My Week with Marilyn and we are unanimous in our praise for this movie. Based on a true story, this is a snapshot of one week in the remarkable life of Marilyn Monroe, during her time in England for the filming of The Prince and the Pauper. It is a sentimental journey for those of an age who grew up with the Marilyn Monroe phenomenon,...

4.0
0

It showed how fragile Marilyn was but how how outstanding she could be. A lovely bit of someones life that made them remember it forever and show us how it happened

4.0
0

This is a sweet little film made in a very English way about the most famous woman in the world. Williams is a charmer and helps us suspend disbelief just enough to see her as Marilyn. Kenneth Brannagh is a terrifically camp Olivier and Eddie Redmayne pretty much plays his pretty self. I still found myself wanting to give Marilyn a shake for feeling sorry...

4.0
0

This is not a biopic. This is about a man called Colin a young guy on a film set that works for Sir Laurence Olivier on a film he is doing with Marilyn Monroe. Michelle Williams shines as Marilyn shes is funny sexy, and sad because of her personal problems. The film is acessible and fun. Michelle Williams embodied Marilyn to perfection and she deserved the...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

To the extent that Michelle Williams' multilayered interpretation of Marilyn Monroe serves as its raison d'etre, My Week With Marilyn succeeds stunningly.

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

More an awestruck reverie than a revelatory biopic, it's worth seeing for Williams' bravura performance.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A treat for film buffs that’s sure to be a heavy-hitter this awards season, Marilyn could end up earning its subject the Oscar she never won during her too-short life.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Michelle Williams is sensationally good.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Offers a great deal of pleasure and fun.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A slyly comic meditation on stardom.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What matters is the performance by Michelle Williams. She evokes so many Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe.We didn't know Monroe, but we believe she must have been something like this.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Williams gets us on intimate terms with one of Hollywood's most enduring and tragic icons.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A sweet, slight affair, more pretty pageant than pithy biographical drama.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Williams’ performance transcends the predictable film.

0

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I knew nothing of this fragile, insecure side of Marilyn Monroe so well portrayed, I had always thought of her a more manipulative and pretty stupid to be quite honest. The movie must have done it's job well however, as it made me want to get some old movies out and have a good look at the real Marilyn Monroe in action.

0

I'll admit it - I didn't really know much about Marilyn Monroe before I saw this film. I naively supposed that this film would be somehow, even if just at the end, about her death. But gosh, I was so pleased to see that it wasn't about that at all - but rather, a mere week spent with the loveable main character Colin. I enjoyed the cameo roles from Judi...

4.0
0

Just three of us saw My Week with Marilyn and we are unanimous in our praise for this movie. Based on a true story, this is a snapshot of one week in the remarkable life of Marilyn Monroe, during her time in England for the filming of The Prince and the Pauper. It is a sentimental journey for those of an age who grew up with the Marilyn Monroe...

4.0
0

It showed how fragile Marilyn was but how how outstanding she could be. A lovely bit of someones life that made them remember it forever and show us how it happened

4.0
0

This is a sweet little film made in a very English way about the most famous woman in the world. Williams is a charmer and helps us suspend disbelief just enough to see her as Marilyn. Kenneth Brannagh is a terrifically camp Olivier and Eddie Redmayne pretty much plays his pretty self. I still found myself wanting to give Marilyn a shake for feeling sorry...

4.0
0

This is not a biopic. This is about a man called Colin a young guy on a film set that works for Sir Laurence Olivier on a film he is doing with Marilyn Monroe. Michelle Williams shines as Marilyn shes is funny sexy, and sad because of her personal problems. The film is acessible and fun. Michelle Williams embodied Marilyn to perfection and she deserved...

4.0
0