My Week with Marilyn (2011) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for some language

Sex & Nudity

  • Colin sees Marilyn naked twice during the movie. In the first, she is getting out of the shower and has her towel around her head. We see her nude from the side (including 1 breast) while the camera is blurred and then her backside briefly with the camera in focus taking up the whole screen. The second time is when the two go skinny-dipping, and we see Marilyn's backside again. Colin is not fully nude, but in his underwear in this scene, and uses his hands to cover his erection.
  • Colin and Lucy make out passionately twice during the movie. The first shows Colin reaching down to unbutton Lucy's blouse (she stops him).
  • Marilyn Monroe's display of her sexuality is often discussed in the movie, and she flirts with everyone, as everyone flirts with her. Laurence Olivier asks her to "just be sexy." In an interview with a man, Marilyn wears a top that revelas some cleavage. "Too much?" she asks. "Not for me." says the interviewer. One reporter asks Marilyn if she sleeps in the nude, and she mockingly gives an implied "yes."
  • Marilyn is sick for two nights, and Colin sleeps with her (they don't have sex). They cuddle, with Colin clothed and Marilyn (implied) naked covered by sheets. She takes a bath the next morning in front of Colin, her bare legs and shoulders seen, covered in soap.
  • A student at an all male boarding school makes a joke to Marilyn that she can whip him anytime. She responds by kissing him on the cheek.

Violence & Gore

  • Laurence gets frustrated with Marilyn and yells in her face.


  • Around 5 uses of "fuck" or its derivatives. a few religious profanities and a couple of other swears and terms like "damn" or "tits."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many of the characters drink alcohol or smoke throughout the film. One character drinks and uses pills in order to sleep.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Marilyn cries slumped against a wall, depressed because of something a man wrote about her.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Marilyn has pains one night due to her pregnancy, and some blood is seen on the sheets.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Marilyn wakes up crying and screaming in pain, believing that she is experiencing a miscarriage. this may be unsettling for some viewers.

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