My Week With Marilyn Movie Review
My Week With Marilyn
Directed by Simon Curtis
Released in 2011
Being a big fan of Marilyn Monroe, I was incredibly interested to see how The Screen Icon would be portrayed in this film, I wasn't disappointed.
Although this British film doesn't have the heavyweight actors of Tinker, Tailor, it does underline to Hollywood how our actors bring something different to a film that makes you engage with the characters on the screen and not feel the need for an explosion every five minutes to keep you from forgetting that there is no storyline.
Michelle Williams brilliantly introduces you to the most famous woman in the world and makes you fall in love with her, just as Colin Clark does and did. We see a woman who became everyone's favourite actress, unless you worked in the film industry. Her insecurities about her abilities and her reliance on the entourage that was created around her are there for us to see. But we also see the woman who just wanted to be loved and wanted to enjoy the simple things that should be there for everyone to enjoy, but these were things that the world would not let her have.
Great performances from Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Redmayne are supported by Judi Dench and Zoe Wanamaker and to a lesser extent Emma Watson who plays the girl Clark should be with.
All in all I think this film has served up a fitting tribute to a beautiful, alluring and complicated woman who captured the hearts and some minds of the world.