My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn

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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My Week with Marilyn / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Michelle Williams is sensationally good.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Offers a great deal of pleasure and fun.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A slyly comic meditation on stardom.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Williams’ performance transcends the predictable film.

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