• My Week With Marilyn (2011)

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My Week With Marilyn

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2012

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, Zoƫ Wanamaker

Director: Simon Curtis

Genres: Drama

Production Co: BBC, Trademark Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: 1950s, Emotional, Love, London, Husband, Transformation, Charming, School

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Williams gets us on intimate terms with one of Hollywood's most enduring and tragic icons. If much of what surrounds her in Simon Curtis' biographical drama is less nuanced, her work alone keeps the movie entertaining. show more

  • 70
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The film rests firmly on the shoulders of its central icon, and Williams, though she doesn't really resemble Monroe in either voice or visage, is pretty splendid at conjuring her. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    One thing My Week with Marilyn does get right is that women were as enchanted by her as the men were, if perhaps in a different way. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)