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Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)

This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
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In this film, Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino portray two sides of the woman America loved, but who struggled to love herself: Marilyn Monroe. To the world, Marilyn was a vivacious superstar, the epitome of sexuality, sensuality and frolicsome amusement. Every man wanted her - every woman wanted to be her. But behind the enticing smile, beneath the tight-fitting dresses, there was a dark secret - one Marilyn could not bury in the past... the child inside named Norma Jean. Everything Norma Jean dreams of, Marilyn achieves. Every man she struggles to resist, Marilyn succumbs to. And while Marilyn climbs the ladder to success, Norma Jean was beneath it, almost willing her to fall. Written by HBO Home Video

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Marilyn Monroe was our fantasy. Norma Jean was her reality.

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Rated R for sexual content and nudity, some substance abuse and strong language | See all certifications »
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18 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Goofs

The underwear underneath Marilyn Monroe's dress while filming The Seven Year Itch (1955) are Victoria's Secret panties. The brand Victoria's Secret was not started until 1978. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Monroe: Oh, that's what I love about you, Monty. You're the only one I know that's more fucked up than me.
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Connections

References The Misfits (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Loved by You
Written by Bert Kalmar, Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby
Performed by Mira Sorvino
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a waste of time
6 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Years after Marilyn Monroe's death, a portuguese channel decided to pay homage to one of the greatest sex symbols of all time. Starting with a (beautiful) documentary, followed by "Some like it hot", "The Prince and the Showgirl" and (disaster!), "Norma Jean and Marilyn". Let's face it, the movie is a caricature, Mira Sorvino is ridiculous, but Ashley Judd doesn't look that bad.

My advice: stick to the original one.


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