Directed by Simon Curtis
Cast Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh,
Eddie Redmayne, Dougray Scott,
Judi Dench, Emma Watson
When I first heard that they were making a film
about star Marilyn Monroe, one of my favorite
movie stars of all time, and the actress picked to
portray Monroe was Michelle Williams, I was
horrified – I mean come on that young girl from
Dawson’s Creek has been cast as the the sexiest
most charismatic Movie Icon the world has ever
seen, to say I was sceptical was putting it mildly.
I know… I know Michelle Williams career has
recently started to flower, her recent turns in the
wonderful “Shutter Island” and “Blue Valentine”
have been incredible BUT Marilyn Monroe really?
Well Michelle Williams was better than good,
she not only captured Marilyn’s sexy qualities
but she nailed her vulnerable nature, her
almost schizophrenic persona, I was totally
and utterly mesmerized by her performance.
All that said “My Week With Marilyn” was not
just about Williams, Kenneth Branagh and
Eddie Redmayne were also outstanding,
Branagh, like Williams, receiving an Oscar
Nomination for his work on the movie.
This movie is based on Colin Clark’s book
“The Prince, The Showgirl and Me” and
recounts Clark’s relationship with Monroe
whilst on the set of Laurence Olivier’s helmed
1957 movie “The Prince & the Showgirl“.
“My Week With Marilyn” is a movie triumph,
the acting is top notch, the locations for the
film shoot are wonderful & it’s direction
from Simon Curtis makes this movie an