Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress. Written by
On the label of one of the medicine bottles next to Marilyn's bed, the branded barbiturate Tuinal is misspelled as "Tunial". See more »
In 1956, at the height of her career, Marilyn Monroe went to England to make a film with Sir Laurence Olivier. While there she met a young man named Colin Clark, who wrote a diary about the making of the film. This is their true story.
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Michelle Williams achieves the impossible. We believe she's Marilyn!
Judi Dench is a hoot as Dame Sibyl Thorndike and Kenneth Brannagh has
his moments. But the rest...Oh dear, Oh dear. Who though of Julia
Ormond as Vivien Leigh!? and Eddie Redmeyer, he's a good actor, I've
seen him on stage, but here he is a hole on the screen. He doesn't
project anything that could possibly touch us. I remember loving "The
Prince And The Showgirl" and thinking how remarkable Marilyn was. With
the benefit of hindsight she had managed to keep her performance as
fresh as timeless as a real work of art. While Olivier, the"actor" of
his generation seems stilted and dated. My week with Marilyn misses the
mark, big time but Michelle Williams performance makes it a must.
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