Being reductive about a film as lovingly crafted as 'My Week With Marilyn' feels a bit cheap, but considering Oscar season is all about reductions: if you were wondering which upcoming bit of Oscar bait could be the heir(ess) apparent to 'The King's Speech' look no further than 'Marilyn.' From the film's main theme (by 'The King's Speech' composer Alexandre Desplat) to the presence of Harvey Weinstein's name in credits to a lead performance, here by Michelle Williams, that seems destined for awards glory, 'My Week With Marilyn' shares more with the most recent Best Picture winner than you might have assumed. Which is its strength, as well as its limitation.
categories Movies