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My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).



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Roger Smith


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 napierslogs

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi semana con Marilyn  »

Box Office


£6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,750,507 (USA) (18 November 2011)


$14,597,405 (USA) (30 March 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Colin first drives onto the Pinewood lot, we see an actor coming out of a soundstage and acting silly. He's very likely intended to be Norman Wisdom, who was indeed shooting films at Pinewood during that time. See more »


In the sign on the Dog & Duck, the word "accommodation" is incorrectly spelled. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: 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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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


Uno Dos Tres
Performed by La Tropicana Orchestra
Written by Daniel Indart, Jesus 'El Nino' Alejandro (as Jesus A. Perez-Alvarez)
Published by Indart Music
License courtesy of LMS Records
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13 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"My Week with Marilyn" is entertaining and sufficiently well done to interest anyone who remembers her story. But those who have some exposure to the literature she has generated should be impressed by the way the film manages to represent so many of the very different views there are about her. Was she a smart, predatory woman in control of her persona and milking it for all she could get? The sad addicted victim of her handlers? An ordinary woman looking for love and happiness derailed by her own star quality? The movie represents all of these views and refuses to settle the question. The writer and director are to be congratulated for resisting the temptation to come down on a particular view.

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