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My Week With Marilyn

R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
In 1956 England, Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) lands a job as a production assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Marilyn is also honeymooning with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller, but the combined pressure of work and the demands of the Hollywood hangers-on is driving her to exhaustion. When Miller departs for Paris, Colin seizes the opportunity, to give Marilyn respite during a week in the idyllic British countryside.

Cast: Michelle Williams , Eddie Redmayne , Kenneth Branagh , Dominic Cooper , Julia Ormond , Emma Watson , Judi Dench , Zoë Wanamaker

Director: Simon Curtis

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

My Week With Marilyn (2011)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011|1 hr. 41 min.

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fan reviews ( 16 )
  • The luminous Michelle Williams goes bone-deep here. Monroe's beauty was one of a kind. No one, not even Williams, can act it. What Williams does, with fierce artistry and feeling, is illuminate Monroe's insights and insecurities about herself at the height of her fame. show more

  • When bad movies happen to good people, the first place to look for an explanation is the basic idea. That certainly applies to My Week With Marilyn, a dubious idea done in by Adrian Hodges's shallow script and Simon Curtis's clumsy direction. show more

  • Williams never defaults to mimicry. Her Monroe doesn't have the breathless whisper and quivering lips/quivering hips quality of the Marilyn impersonators. Her Monroe is a lightbulb on a dimmer, suddenly bright, and just as suddenly, indistinct. show more

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  • April 12, 2012 sr00000000118364
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    Pretty good movie. Acting was done well.

  • January 15, 2012 ti00000000110614
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    Michelle Williams deserves all the recognition she has received for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe. The movie itself is only so-so, with lots of glaring inaccuracies, but Ms. Williams\" performance is steller and sure to be Oscar nominated.

  • January 10, 2012 robert v. boos
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    outstanding flick, michelle is dreamy and the supporting cast is outstanding. go see it.

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8 Reasons Why 'My Week With Marilyn' Can Be Considered a Musical or Comedy

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on December 15, 2011

One of the more head-scratching moments of the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday morning that didn't include Sofia Vergara butchering Martin Scorsese's name? The fact that 'My Week With Marilyn...

'My Week With Marilyn' Mystery: Was Colin Clark Telling the Truth About Marilyn Monroe?

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on December 11, 2011

It wouldn't be Oscar season without one of the contenders coming under some fire for the veracity of its narrative. Last year, both 'The King's Speech' and 'The Social Network' were besieged by cl...

Kenneth Branagh 'My Week With Marilyn' Live Q&A: Today at 2 P.M. EST!

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on December 8, 2011

If you enjoyed 'My Week With Marilyn,' here's some great news: today at 2 p.m. EST, star Kenneth Branagh -- who plays Sir Laurence Olivier in the new film -- will participate in a live web chat fr...

25 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Prince and the Showgirl'

Posted by
Gary Susman on December 1, 2011

How much of the backstage drama depicted in the new Michelle Williams film 'My Week With Marilyn' -- which chronicles the tumultuous shoot of the 1957 Marilyn Monroe/Laurence Olivier romantic com...

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