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Outstanding movie beautifully filmed in the British tradition of bringing forth such gorgeous romantic classics. Loved it.
|8/10||sara@ - 6 reviews|
30.5.2012 - age: 50+
One of the most talked about celebrity sex symbols of all time is brought gloriously to life once again in this engaging story about the filming of the Prince and the Showgirl and the clashing of Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Munroe. Michelle Williams is just perfect, really making the legendary role her own. Not only is she a dead ringer for Marilyn physically (WOW), but capturing her fragility and emotional insecurity as well. Her performance is without a doubt the centerpiece of the film, but Brannagh is her match as Olivier. The film also has some clever quips about the film industry that will please buffs like myself. I was also especially fascinated in the film's assertion that pretty much everyone that ever came into contact with Marilyn one way or the other ended up falling for her. Not just lust, but actual love. Though that was interesting. All in all good film.
|7/10||jfichaud@ - 97 reviews|
3.4.2012 - age: 26-35
It was very interesting and worth seeing. Not too bad!
|7/10||shazjoao@ - 1728 reviews|
I really enjoyed the movie, I really liked Marilyn Monroe. The acting was great.
|9/10||laurie@ - first review|
11.3.2012 - age: 50+
Great acting, Michelle Williams was fabulous as Marilyn, showing her sadness and vulnerability... Helps to know it was a true story.
|7/10||mallydee@ - 17 reviews|
17.2.2012 - age: 50+
Michelle Williams is brilliant as Marilyn. The rest of the cast is exceptional as well. A great period piece!
|10/10||trackman68@ - first review|
29.1.2012 - age: 36-49
With the exception of Michelle Williams outstanding portrayal of the troubled and troublesome Marilyn, this movie was a big disappointment. As slow moving as a glacier and a story line about as interesting.
|7/10||rlandi@ - 9 reviews|
24.1.2012 - age: 50+
I am old enough to know who Marilyn Monroe was and how she etched the world with her unforgettable persona soft-spoken, terribly insecure, incomparable charm, witty, natural-by-instinct actress. Michelle Williams is the first actress picked up after Marilyn's 1962 death to personify the great icon. Williams did a fine job, although she's taller and leaner than MM, lacks the lingering, soft, whispering voice, and MM's sense of humor. The natural charm and sensual MM ooze were not there, but in general, Williams did an excellent job, esp. The dancing part of the showgirl. So far, no actress yet has replaced the great Marilyn. Her insecurities, her longing for love she never had, the ignorance of who she was at the time, were extremely well represented in this movie. Actually it surpassed my expectations.
|8/10||abba.lotus790@ - 37 reviews|
22.1.2012 - age: 50+
I am a huge fan of both Marilyn Monroe & Michelle Williams! I must say this movie was amazing. I anticipated a great performance by Michelle Williams but she exceeded all of my expectations. I love that the movie exposed Marilyn Monroe in her most velnerable moments... this was never shown before. I love how they held her in a positive light. I fell in love with Miss Monroe all over again! I can't wait until this movie is released on dvd... I definitely will add "My Week with Marilyn" to my movie library! I rate this movie a must see! Enjoy and bring lots of tissue if you're a crier like me! Ciao bellas!
|10/10||anyaj.styles@ - first review|
17.1.2012 - age: 26-35
Michelle Williams' stunning, captivating performance gives us entertaining observations about a screen icon. Kenneth Branagh is also great as Sir Laurence Olivier...
|7/10||harp5@ - 34 reviews|
14.1.2012 - age: 50+
Not bad movie, if you're a fan of Marilyn don't miss it. This is the end of her life when everyone drove her crazy. She was actually a beautiful wonderful nice person.
|8/10||natooshii@ - first review|
14.1.2012 - age: 18-25
Really, really well done. Both acting and directing. Beautiful, fascinating piece. Michelle Williams does a brilliant job of portraying Marilyn.
|9/10||kim4844@ - 3 reviews|
13.1.2012 - age: 36-49
Michelle Williams was wonderful and her support actors were great. It was a wonderful story, sadly it was true in parts. No matter how many people loved Marilyn she never felt it or knew it. Her insecurites never left her. In the end she was an empty shell always looking for love and acceptance.
|8/10||barb@ - 46 reviews|
8.1.2012 - age: 50+
Simon Curtis did a great job at directing Michelle Williams... and Michielle Williams was fantastic in the skin of one of the most disturbed actress ever! Bravo!
|7/10||femalironworker@ - 4 reviews|
8.1.2012 - age: 36-49
Very familiar facts about Marilyn seen by the memories of a young gentlemen. While eye-catching and fascinating they don't add to much, of course we're told that both Marilyn and Sir Olivier went on to big success. Michelle Williams is very good, she shines enough to fill the screen.
|6/10||luciano.santos@ - 46 reviews|
8.1.2012 - age: 36-49
An interesting, humorous, and highly entertaining inside look at a star," My Week with Marilyn" benefits mainly from its brilliant performances, great pacing, and a quirky script. Michelle Williams delivers a marvelous performance as Marilyn Monroe. She manages to capture the vulnerability and style of Monroe perfectly. The rest of the cast including Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, and Judi Dench all shine in their roles. Even if lacking depth and ecstasy, this is still a magnificent film that represents a great British cast at their best.
|8/10||hassan-ilahi@ - 33 reviews|
7.1.2012 - age: 13-17
This movie was great. Absolutely well acted, oscar worthy performances.
|10/10||coryj1978@ - 76 reviews|
29.12.2011 - age: 26-35
An enjoyable movie - Michelle Williams was good, and Kenneth Branagh was wonderful. A good rainy afternoon escape.
|7/10||jsottawa2001@ - 45 reviews|
28.12.2011 - age: 50+
Loved it! Michele Williams is fabulous!!!
|10/10||rafiksamman@ - 8 reviews|
28.12.2011 - age: 50+
Michelle Williams is playing the part of Marylin Monroe with all the right nuances. The casting is near-perfect and the screenplay was written with great mastery. The end result is an enchanting film that will make me want to go back to those old magical Marylin Monroe's original performances and help explain to a younger generation why she has become one of the most famous personalities in the history of the world.
|8/10||camarchand730@ - 2 reviews|
27.12.2011 - age: 36-49
The perfect rainy afternoon movie. Beautifully cast and acted, this film entertains with mild humor, a bit of love and sadness. Marilyn is portrayed in a mild version of what we have come to believe she was, complicated. Michelle Williams does a wonderful job, though not quite capturing the icon we know, but creating a new star I think I like better. Relaxing, go enjoy it.
|7/10||elmontsparks@ - 105 reviews|
27.12.2011 - age: 50+
A great drama, beautifully done. Michelle Williams did a very good job, as well as the rest of the cast, lots of very good British actors. It brings back a piece of history about a star, Marilyn Monroe. Love this kind of movie, where there was style and quality!
|8/10||greco64@ - 404 reviews|
25.12.2011 - age: 36-49
It was refreshing to watch a nice movie. Michelle Williams did a great job.
|7/10||tekhaluvsyou@ - 21 reviews|
23.12.2011 - age: 26-35
I thought this was a very good movie. The acting and production was of a high caliber. Michele Williams gave a wonderful Oscar worthy performance as Marilyn. A must see for fans and non-fans alike.
|9/10||comi2@ - 108 reviews|
20.12.2011 - age: 50+
I really enjoyed this movie but most of my enjoyment revolved around the performance of Michelle Williams. I am a huge Marilyn Monroe fan and this movie did a great job in captivating the fascination people had of her.
|7/10||cyn.ramacieri@ - 42 reviews|
18.12.2011 - age: 26-35
I've recently become a Marilyn fan. I went to see the movie out of curiosity to see Michelle Williams' portrayal of Marilyn. I was disappointed. Yes, Michelle did a good job, but a spark was missing from her personality (my opinion) Recently I've been watching clips of Marilyn on the Internet and the charm and sparkle that oozes out of this woman was not in Michelle. Plus I found that Michelle's voice wasn't like Marilyn's at all. Marilyn has a whispery higher voice. Interesting story though from Colin Clark's point of view.
|6/10||debbiearchibald545@ - 15 reviews|
18.12.2011 - age: 50+
Boring. I lost interest very fast.
|5/10||kv127@ - 14 reviews|
18.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Michelle should get an Oscar for this. She is gorgeous and the movie made me feel I was actually observing Marilyn herself. She was alive here, there was a total sensation of her light charming and innocently sexual presence. I was touched by the movie. Definitely recommend this to anyone who admire this marvelous woman.
|9/10||evabutuli@ - 2 reviews|
17.12.2011 - age: 26-35
Oscar buzz for Michele Williams. Good story. One week in the life of Marilyn --entertaining!
|7/10||vin.2000@ - 123 reviews|
Although Williams' transformation was impressive, a more apt title for this film - in light of the finished product - would have been "My Time with Olivier"; Branagh steals the show and the adapted screenplay sheds more light on Sir Larry by way of Colin Clark's proximity. Marilyn herself is nearly rendered redundant because such wonted motions are gone through to tell us what we already know: that she was at once glamorous and troubled.
|5/10||sigil@ - first review|
16.12.2011 - age: 18-25
Michelle Williams does a good job, but the movie barely keeps my interest.
|6/10||lydiaigercic@ - 12 reviews|
15.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Michelle Williams does an amazing job.
|9/10||cpuckett73@ - 2 reviews|
13.12.2011 - age: 36-49
This really let you in to what Marilyn's world was like. Touching.
|7/10||sfera@ - 9 reviews|
13.12.2011 - age: 26-35
I have to confess that first of all I'm old enough to remember Marilyn in her hey day but then, as now, I was never a fan. To be fair she wasn't given many decent movie roles to play. But I thought she was basically an over rated product of way too much publicity for precious little talent. That said I went to this movie hoping it might be interesting from a historical story behind the story perspective. I like many others was impressed with Michelle Williams portrayal. I also thought the rest of the cast, as well as the photography and set design were fine. But the story, the script writing was at best mediocre and at worst predictable if not downright boring. It had the feel of a so so made for TV movie. I saw it on a rainy cold afternoon and I guess it served its purpose as a not too unpleasant pass time, but just barely. The popcorn was good.
|6/10||syntech@ - 11 reviews|
9.12.2011 - age: 50+
Very good movie. Truly delightful. Williams oscar-bound. Look forward to a full-blown Monroe movie...
|9/10||howard.hao@ - 19 reviews|
8.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Being a biographical type movie (similar to J. Edgar) there is generally less build up and climax, which I generally enjoy less (simply personal preference) However, compared to J. Edgar, the characters were infinitely more likeable and the story was more believable as it was based on a first hand account. The acting was very good and I wouldn't be surprised if Williams is nominated at Oscar time.
|7/10||alapatyou@ - 49 reviews|
6.12.2011 - age: 26-35
A must see movie. Michelle Williams was fantastic. It was slow at times and and a touch of depression hit me. Enjoyed it regardless.
|8/10||aptahoe@ - first review|
6.12.2011 - age: 50+
I chose to see this film because of the heavily-British casting. But I must say, although I'm not a fan, Michelle Williams did a fabulous job portraying the Marilyn I'm familiar with (from the media, reading bios, etc) A very good film. P. s. the actor who played Colin is Eddie Redmayne (he was also in Elizabeth (the Golden Age) & The Other Boleyn Girl, amongst other work)
|7/10||spidermonkey09@ - 12 reviews|
4.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Marilyn Monroe is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of all times. What did make her so special? Why was she so captivating? How did she deal with her own psychological fragility? Where did she seek consolation when she was distressed? This movie has somewhat brought me to find some answers to these questions. Needless to say that Michelle Williams delivers here a best-actress-Oscar-worthy performance.
|8/10||ravi_jay_gunnoo@ - 76 reviews|
29.11.2011 - age: 36-49
A terribly shallow and hopelessly boring film. The characters, including Marilyn, were extremely one-dimensional and the plot itself never really evolved into anything that could be considered even remotely interesting. Anyone who has ever read a newspaper article on Marilyn would know that she was a highly-insecure individual who depended heavily on medication to get her through the day. And that's all the film portrays: a nervous pill-addicted Marilyn. Nothing new does this film add. What an epic fail.
|2/10||adil_socialtheory@ - 31 reviews|
29.11.2011 - age: 26-35 - 4 replies
Being of a generation that idolized Ms. Monroe while she was still alive, I was fearful of seeing this film. Would they make Marilyn look like a fool, a simpleton? Would they present her as an all-knowing citizen of the world, capable of portraying any Shakespearian character but controlled by her Hollywood advisors who didn't want to derail their cash cow? Was she misused, misunderstood and abused? The movie portrayed Marilyn exactly as she was portrayed by the press before and after her death. This was comforting to my memory but it takes away any surprises, to the detriment of the film. Still, I'm glad I saw it. Michelle Williams WAS Marilyn on screen and the talk is she is award ceremonies bound. I was pleased to see a brief characterization of Vivien Leigh. This woman, beautiful and talented, is also worthy of a film bio.
|7/10||m.j.brown@ - 264 reviews|
28.11.2011 - age: 50+
Much better than I thought it would be. Michelle Williams was terrific as Marilyn but my favourite performance was the actor who played Collin. Wow! He was just fabulous in it and deserve some awards mention for that role. Both Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench were a treat to watch as well.
|8/10||karen_lett@ - 361 reviews|
28.11.2011 - age: 36-49
I hope that Michelle Williams will get an Oscar for her performance in this movie, she is simply... Marilyn! A special mention to Kenneth Branagh, imperial in Sir Laurence Olivier's role. Un chef-d'oeuvre!
|9/10||tourdirectorasr@ - 7 reviews|
27.11.2011 - age: 36-49
This movie was pretty good. I did enjoy Michelle William's performance in the film. There was actually some laughs and I was glad to see Emma Watson in the film and the character she portrayed. Overall, not as bad as I had expected it to be.
|7/10||lechristine@ - 3 reviews|
27.11.2011 - age: 18-25
Michelle WIlliams is fantastic in her role, showing the tragi-drama of MM's life in microcosm. The 'first love' aspect of the movie brought back powerful memories. Very well acted by everyone.
|8/10||glegh@ - 74 reviews|
27.11.2011 - age: 50+
Profoundly sad, moving and paradoxically romantic. When traumatized child becomes a celebrity, the thirst for love becomes an ultimate narcotic and every minute of being alone - a torture. Hence - alcohol and drugs. To trigger loving feeling towards thyselves is so easy for them - it becomes irresistible and all- consuming need, leaving behind broken hearts and lives. To know that attraction is physical makes them feel that otherwise they are n o t h i n g. What a desert of being inside a huge circular surrounding oasis! Desert - inside. So they never are comfortable internally and exuberantly euphoric on the periphery of their existence. They are deliciously toxic. So so sad [...]
|9/10||yxofyy@ - 2 reviews|
27.11.2011 - age: 50+
A fabulous true story film which will give you some valuable insight into Marilyn's personality and emotional being and greed of the movie makers who used her fame and beauty!!!
|10/10||jimedgar2@ - 178 reviews|
27.11.2011 - age: 50+
This is a story of insecurities, more specifically Marilyn’s, but really, none of the characters are spared. The story line is good, the acting wonderful and Williams is exceptional. Not unlike the storyteller, the viewer can’t help but fall in love with Marilyn. Make a date with Norma Jean, you won’t be disappointed.
|7/10||reverendeltonjones@ - 23 reviews|
27.11.2011 - age: 50+
Fantastic - my first review here, I felt compelled to write this. Michelle Williams is amazing - she deserves an Oscar for her performance. She embodies what I "think" Marilyn must have been like - crazy, lost, tragic and completely seductive. I was dragged to the movie at a premiere showing and about a quarter of the way through I was completely drawn into her performance. I've seen her in other movies and I doubted she would/could pull off playing the most iconic sex symbol of all time - she nailed it. The rest of the cast is excellent, the direction is assured and confident and it seemed to me they replicated the atmosphere of 50's Britain and Marilyn hysteria. One of the best flicks of the year, IMHO - go see it.
|9/10||rakmjn1@ - 3 reviews|
25.11.2011 - age: 36-49
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Michelle Williams played the role of Marilyn superbly! At times the picture was a bit slow but I really thought it was a good one!
|8/10||hboroditsky@ - 21 reviews|
24.11.2011 - age: 50+
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