My Week With Marilyn Synopsis
A production assistant introduces Marilyn Monroe to the pleasures of British life.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Michelle Williams doesn't just survive. Called upon to glow, she glows. Her performance doesn't solve all the riddles of that personality;...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
When Marilyn Monroe appears, things stop. She is, as portrayed by Michelle Williams, a strange and beautiful alien: Unpredictable, odd,...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The luminous Michelle Williams goes bone-deep here. Monroe's beauty was one of a kind. No one, not even Williams, can act it. What Williams...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Disappearing into the role of the troubled actress, Williams' portrayal captures the star's breathy voice and distinctive mannerisms, while...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Williams gets us on intimate terms with one of Hollywood's most enduring and tragic icons. If much of what surrounds her in Simon Curtis'...
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By Bob Mondello
The film rests firmly on the shoulders of its central icon, and Williams, though she doesn't really resemble Monroe in either voice or...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Michelle Williams plays Monroe, and she's a wonder. Working opposite a suitably florid Kenneth Branagh as that high thespian Sir Larry.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Williams never defaults to mimicry. Her Monroe doesn't have the breathless whisper and quivering lips/quivering hips quality of the Marilyn...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The point of "My Week'' appears to be that Colin is the one person in Monroe's life who isn't using her, but if squeezing two books and a...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
When bad movies happen to good people, the first place to look for an explanation is the basic idea. That certainly applies to My Week With...
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Gentlemen Prefer Marilyn!

By professorxfm
Saw this after Thanksgiving dinner with my guests. Everyone loved it. The title says it all, and it covers an interesting chapter in Marilyn's life. It gives us an insight into how vulnerable and...

More than a Superstar

By wizinit
I went to see Marilyn after reading Harvey Weinstein's account of how he convinced his family it was worth making. For those born since her death, this movie brings Marilyn to life and exposes her...

Brilliant portrayal of Marilyn Monroe by a rising star!

By vampirejew
My Week With Marilyn was absolutely amazing. Michelle Williams was stupendous in her performance as Marilyn Monroe. Every emotion, physical action, spoken word and soulful look of the eyes brought...

It was a great movie!

By dianneb23999
Michelle Williams portrayal of Marilyn Monroe was spectacular. The movie was very touching. I highly recommend seeing this one. Eddie Redmayne was outstanding as well. It is so nice to go see a movie...

Fully a star and fully human

By celluloidfan65
"My Week with Marilyn" is a movie that people even to young to remember this Hollywood starlet will appreciate. The director portrays Monroe as a great actress who at the same time is haunted...

A Brilliant Portrayal of a Beautiful and Tragic Figure

By Carl_Spackler
I just saw "My Week with Marilyn", with Michelle Williams. Ms. Williams is brilliant as Marilyn Monroe. She channels Marilyn in a way that is scary good and fascinating to watch. "My Week with...

Great insight into complex woman

By voceman
Hard to imagine for those who were born after about 1950, but there was nothing like Marilyn in the world's psyche. This film is a real inside look that also sheds light on fame in general. The role...

My Evening With Marilyn

By manolotheman
I thought the movie had great performances with Michelle Williams—who captured that sexy, charming, big-Hollywood-star way Marilyn had—Kenneth Branagh, and Eddie Redmayne, and of course Dame Judy...

I'm old fashioned, but I don't mind it

By iknowbest
What an absolutely unadulterated delight. Brilliant acting all around. Williams is terrific, Redmayne wonderful. ( Is Judi Dench in everything? Well, that is not so bad, either.) Great story and...

As good as it gets

By Douglaughs
An great story turned into an extremely well-made movie. The characters were perfect, although Brannaugh (or was it Olivier) did chew the scenery here and there. It is hard to see how this film...

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Rated R | For Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Appealing Monroe drama has strong language, some sexuality.
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