My Week With Marilyn details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Toby Jones, Judi Dench, Michelle Williams, Derek Jacobi, Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Dominic Cooper, Kenneth Branagh, ZoŽ Wanamaker|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||Drama Greats, March - LOVEFiLM Picks, The Biggest and Best|
My Week With Marilyn
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Mar 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
The film is by no means perfect, but Michelle Williams' Marilyn Monroe is a sure thing come awards season.
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Engaging, funny, superbly acted and a beautiful snapshot of a Hollywood GoddessBy TheyCallMeMrGlass (44 reviews) from London , 20 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I just caught this film on its final leg in the cinemas. So glad I did as this turned out to be a wonderful and strangely uplifting drama, despite the ultimate tragedy that would eventually befall Marilyn.
The performances from the main leads are splendid but Michelle Williams is a knockout. She has done an astonishing job of not just embodying the complexity and mystique of the most glamorous star the world has ever known but she also imitates the nuances and body language of Marilyn superbly. She deserves at least a nomination for this.
I have been awestruck by the real Monroe ever since I saw her for the first time in Some Like it Hot, so I can completely believe that men have literally fallen under her spell, tainting their solid relationships with their wives/girlfriends by 'fatefully' crossing her path. That's what this film is about really, giving two examples simultaneously in a 1 week snapshot during the making of The Prince and The Showgirl in 1957. The first example is Sir Laurence Olivier played brilliantly by Brannagh who has already fallen 'victim' to Marilyn's mesmeric beauty and charm but now becomes frustrated with her 'method' acting and punctuality, feeling out of her league and ultimately not being able to seduce her. The other 'victim' is a young upstarter ambitious film assistant who is succumbing to her spell and finds himself deeply intimate with her (the film is told from his point of view).
The film also touches on what would eventually be the Marilyn's tragic end but thats not the main story being told here.
Judi Dench lends her usual gravitas, delightfully soaking up the very few scenes she is given, even though she seems to play the same role in every film these days (even as M), she's always enjoyable to watch. Emma Watson plays a short role as a passing love interest and is lovely in the role but this is a comfort zone for her as the role is not too much of a departure from her 'Hermione'.
Overall, this is very engaging, funny and a beautifully made drama.
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Marilyn is to die for!!!By Sheafey (10 reviews) from Redhill, Surrey , 20 Apr 2013Michelle Williams' plays Marilyn wonderfully. It can drag on a bit and there is an overuse of characters that you wonder why they are there at all but a good watch.
A true insight to MonroeBy missmartin (21 reviews) , 11 Apr 2013A unique and touching story about the week a young man spends with the most famous actress of our time, while trying to make a career for himself in the film industry. This story is straight from the diary which Colin Clark kept at the time, therefore it has a real quality, that leaves you feeling you have had a true insight to Monroe, troubles and all. It is sad to see how much she suffered behind closed doors, but helps you understand how this icon could have spiralled to the tragic end her own story has. If she surrounded herself with more people like Colin who loved the private Marilyn equally as much as the public one, then maybe it would have been a different story altogether. Williams was convincing in parts, a great effort, but Monroe was so unique, no one will ever play her perfectly.
Capturing a great actressBy a customer , 08 Apr 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAmazing. Great acting! The movie inside a movie is very clever. Her love of Colin is heartfelt. Very good idea!
Great film!By Rhoces (7 reviews) , 06 Apr 2013I really enjoyed this film. It has quality performances especially from Eddie Redmayne and Michelle Williams. It was sad to see how many people wanted a piece of Marilyn.
Good but not great.By Zebras22 (116 reviews) , 28 Mar 2013Average British film, but well acted and directed. It just shows how snobbish British actors were in there day. Marilyn was in a class of her own and the English establishment just did not get it at all.
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