My Week with Marilyn (2011)
In the summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark started work as an assistant on the set of Laurence Olivier’s The Prince and the Showgirl. During one remarkable week, Clark had the opportunity to escort Marilyn Monroe (played by Michelle Williams) around Britain without the pressures of work and Hollywood fame. This is the story of that idyllic week.
Don’t miss Michelle William’s stand-out performance as Monroe. “Brilliantly playing doomed 50s sex bomb Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Williams gets under the skin of the troubled yet vulnerable icon in a way no one else ever has,” wrote the New York Post.
While Rolling Stone magazine said, “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 does, with fierce artistry and feeling, is illuminate Monroe’s insights and insecurities about herself at the height of her fame. Her scenes with a superb Kenneth Branagh, his wit martini-dry as the thin-lipped, defensive Olivier, ignite. Less potent is Monroe’s flirtation with Colin (Eddie Redmayne, solid nonetheless). It took a toll on Monroe to look effortlessly buoyant on camera. Williams lets us see why. It’s a great, soulful performance. Sit back and behold.”