Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Week with Marylin

Michelle Williams is amazing. She embodies Marylin Monroe in this film that explores a week in the making of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), a somewhat cheesy film with Laurence Olivier and Marylin Monroe. The story is told from the perspective of a recent Oxford grad Colin Clark, played by Eddie Redmayne. He’s gaga for Marylin even though she is boozy and airy and seems barely able to feed herself, much less act much to the aggravation of her fellow actor and director Laurence Olivier played by Kenneth Branagh. Seeing Williams in this role is worth the price of admission in my opinion. My movie companions, on the other hand, found the movie a little boring and were tired of the infatuated Colin drooling every time Marylin came into the room. So there’s that perspective too.

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