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Marilyn in Manhattan (1998)

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An exclusive look at Marilyn Monroe just before her tragic end. Set in New York City in the 50's - It's a surprising documentary that captures the movie legend as she runs with Broadway pals from the Actors Studio.

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An exclusive look at Marilyn Monroe just before her tragic end. Set in New York City in the 50's - It's a surprising documentary that captures the movie legend as she runs with Broadway pals from the Actors Studio.

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What she needed was rehab not Manhattan
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short documentary features interviews with people who knew Marilyn from about 1954 until her death in 1962 mainly in NYC. It features film clips as well.

I detected only one obvious mistake = a film clip implied by the narrative to take place in late 1957 has a 1961 Cadillac and Rambler in it.

Anyway back to movie. Marylin seems zombied out on barbiturates through out this and frankly I saw no signs of any covert intelligence or hidden acting talent. All you see is the iconic hesitant sugary sweet semi moronic persona which Hollywood perfected (who did that appeal too?!). She should have stayed the dumb blond for as long as it would pay since maybe in fact that is what she was. There are zero signs of anything else in this movie.

The drugs impaired her ability to see these limitations and gave her ambitions she could not possibly fulfill as well as caused her to make unwise choices in business and romance. Apparently she would bed just about anyone (denied in movie) e.g. Yves Montand. All her husbands were homely and she could have had her pick!

Mention is made of a temper and lots of fights occurring so that sugary imbecilic facade could vanish.. Thank God!

The people interviewed are hyping this "finding her true self and talents in New York City myth" also exaggerating her talents; I found these interviews vapid and boring. This movie is contrived nonsense designed to make money off the iconic fame of Monroe.

What she needed was rehab not Manhattan.

It is all so puzzling...yes Marilyn was nice looking but not any more so than you could find by the dozen any sizable town in America; in fact if you study her face her jaw is on the heavy side...she doesn't appear too smart...she can act one role. Amazing what the press can create out of nationally known people who die tragically. James Dean--JFK--Princess Diana

DO NOT RECOMMEND


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