Misfit M. (2019)

Documenting four days in 1961 in which Marilyn Monroe was unknowingly admitted to the psychiatric ward of a New York clinic by her own female psychiatrist, only managing to escape thanks to... See full summary »

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Paige Locke (adapted for the screen by), Darren Stewart-Jones (based on the stage production by)
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Credited cast:
Brandon McKnight ... The Orderly
Paige Locke ... Marilyn Monroe
Emily Dickinson ... The Girl
Allie Dunbar ... The Psychiatrist
Katie Messina ... The Head Nurse
Peter Nelson ... Abacus Patient
Austin Ball ... The Doctor
Angelica Stirpe ... Cards Patient
Altair Vincent ... The Guard
Amin Bhatia ... The Administrator
Izad Etemadi ... Bench Patient
Adrian Rebucas ... Knitting Patient
Danielle Salmon Danielle Salmon ... The Female Nurse
John C. Malcolm ... The Male Nurse
Sharon Heldt Sharon Heldt ... Wheelchair Patient
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Documenting four days in 1961 in which Marilyn Monroe was unknowingly admitted to the psychiatric ward of a New York clinic by her own female psychiatrist, only managing to escape thanks to threats made by ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. Shortly thereafter while recovering in New York Hospital, Monroe wrote a letter. With 100% of the films screenplay taken directly from it, 'Misfit M.' sheds light on a chapter of Monroe's life from a completely untampered point-of-view. 'Misfit M.' lives in a trance; a mirror of Monroe's health at the time. At moments scattered, nostalgic and bitter, Marilyn's words portray a woman who was incredibly misunderstood, lonely and abused but also incredibly smart, insightful, thoughtful and at times playful. In addition to the never-ending intrigue of Miss Monroe, 'Misfit M.' is also a window into the abuse and mistreatment of both mental health and of power in a corrupt system. Thanks to the cooperation of Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles and the blessing of the...

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Who can you trust when you're the most famous woman in the world?

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The first thing you see are pink roses. Though not mentioned in the letter, they were really a gift from Joe DiMaggio. See more »

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four days
5 January 2021 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

More than fragment of Marilyn Monroe life, it is a fresco of social pressure, fame, condition of people, clash of perspectives. Story of four days, it is a portrait of people as objects, about mental health and normality, about abuse and brutal solutions, it reminds familiar things, defining them in precise terms. A letter as testimony and help cry. And other side of a biography , behind sparkles.


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English

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CAD25,000 (estimated)
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