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This is an excellant movie with standout performances from Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne. It really bought to light the struggles and bipolar nature of Monroe. A good date movie, with something... Read more for gals and guys to enjoy. I would recommend this!
I am not a big Marilyn fan, but this one caught something in me to make it definitely work. Nice period piece that makes me curious to see the real thing. Worth a look fan or not.
Period piece about the making of The Prince and the Showgirl, a film notorious for the poor relationship between its two stars, Lawrence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. This film features a host of current... Read more British luminaries as a host of 1950s British luminaries (Sir Ken as Sir Larry, Dame Judy as Dame Sybil etc.). Unfortunately the film itself is so dull that the main entertainment value lies in comparing the real Lawrence Olivier with the film's version, the real Marilyn with the film's version and so on. The story is about the affair between Monroe and the author of the book on which the film is based, Colin Clark, and at times goes so slowly that it almost stops (the visit to Windsor Castle to meet Clark's uncle played by Sir Derek Jacobi is particularly cringeworthy). The filmmakers seem to think that if they get the cars, the clothes and the hair right, no one will notice the lack of any drama (and do they get it right? Were all the cars in the 1950s so clean?).
A slight but very enjoyable film held together by a terrific central performance by Michelle Williams. When she's not on screen you're just waiting for her to come back. Delightful and undemanding.
Thought this movie was okay. Could have been better.
Very well acted.Another look at this very troubled actress(Marilyn Monroe).
Hard to believe that she was only 36 when she died.
Michelle Williams does a great job. Anything about Marilyn is intriguing but this was a bit slow moving for my liking. The story wasn't interesting enough to warrant a film being made about it but it... Read more did give some insights into Marilyn's fragility.
I was a bit disappointed by this. Williams playing Monroe seemed to do a lot of 'acting' in order to 'get' what I assume was meant to be vulnerability on the part of Monroe, who I think we were meant... Read more to read as all very tragic and manipulated. Possibly that was the case, but in this film she just seemed to have no agency of her own at all. I also couldn't work out at ALL what she would have seen in Clark's character - if the relationship really happened, I suspect it was a lot more manipulative on Monroe's part that this film would let us believe. Pretty enough to look at, but not particularly consequential.
Worth a watch if you are interested in looking through a window at a small part of one of the worlds most famous movie stars. Wouldn't be as interesting if it wasn't true. Very likable main character...can't say the same about Marilyn.
Accomplished performances all round make an endearing and believable portrayal of this true story. Styling is spot on. Williams can be proud of her Marilyn.