My Week with Marilyn

Review: My Week with Marilyn

11 Mar 12

Cute as a button.

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 for herself while she held the whole world in the palm of her hand. My only disclaimer is that I saw this on a plane. Perhaps it may have been too slight for the big screen but very watchable in miniature.