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Love, Marilyn (2012)

Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.

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Liz Garbus

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Truman Capote (excerpts from memoirs), Liz Garbus | 9 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
F. Murray Abraham ... Himself
Elizabeth Banks ... Herself
Adrien Brody ... Himself
Ellen Burstyn ... Herself
Glenn Close ... Herself
Hope Davis ... Herself
Viola Davis ... Herself
Jennifer Ehle ... Herself
Ben Foster ... Himself
Jack Huston ... Himself
Stephen Lang ... Himself
Lindsay Lohan ... Herself
Janet McTeer ... Herself
Jeremy Piven ... Himself
Oliver Platt ... Himself
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Of all the stars in Hollywood's history, no one had a more potent mix of glamor and tragedy than Marilyn Monroe. Through performed readings of her personal papers, this film explores the life and personal thoughts of this seminal movie star and how she achieved her dream with determination and audacity. Furthermore, through additional readings and interviews of her colleagues and acquaintances, we also follow her emotional self-destruction under the sexist pressures of Hollywood until her premature death in 1962. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,000, 2 December 2012

Gross USA:

$6,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,950
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Trivia

Norma Jeane got her stage name when an executive at Fox told if she wanted to be a star, she would have to change her name. He told her she resembled Broadway actress Marilyn Miller, which gave her the first name Marilyn. Monroe was her mother's maiden name. See more »

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Marilyn's words put forth by quite an array of talent
5 January 2014 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

While it's interesting after a fashion to hear these actors read her journals and try to make them come alive, sometimes too empathetically, it becomes repetitive after a while. What could have added an extra needed dimension to this since they gathered such an amazing array of talent is to have these respected thespians, well except for Lohan, tell what value they found in Marilyn's work and what she meant to them. It would have added a more personal touch and since the actors involved are a broad spectrum of ages and techniques it would have shown how someone who was often dismissed as a lightweight had an impact on screen that bridged generations.

Still this is worth seeing, if for nothing else the clips of Marilyn. Only a few are different from the ones that are usually shown but as always she glows with an interior light.


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