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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., Weinstein Co.

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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 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

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role