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Clark affectionately remembers one enchanted week he spent leading the troubled Monroe on a tour of the English countryside. It offers an all-too-rare glimpse of the real woman beneath the carefully cultivated image, unencumbered by the busy machinery of stardom.
Drama - This is a fact-based drama aimed at an older adult audience. This is
not a straight-up biopic of Marilyn Monroe, but fans of Michelle
Williams will have plenty to savor, as well as those of co-star
Kenneth Branagh. Language and adult subject matter make the film
inappropriate for children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good The unpretentious, easy-to-digest style and short running length (a shade over 90 minutes), when coupled with strong acting (especially on Williams' part), make My Week with Marilyn a pleasant end-of-the-year diversion.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good We didn't know Monroe, but we believe she must have been something like his. We're probably looking at one of this year's Oscar nominees.
USA TodayFull Review Good While My Week With Marilyn is more an awestruck reverie than a revelatory biopic, it's worth seeing for Williams' bravura performance.
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Early in the summer of 1956, American film star Marilyn Monroe set foot on
British soil for the first time. On honeymoon with her husband, the celebrated
playwright Arthur Miller, Monroe came to England to shoot THE PRINCE AND THE
SHOWGIRL - the film that famously united her with Sir Laurence Olivier, the
British theatre and film legend who directed and co-starred in the film.
That same summer, 23-year-old Colin Clark set foot on a film set for the
first time in his life. Newly graduated from Oxford, Clark aspired to be a
filmmaker and found a job as a lowly production hand on the set of THE PRINCE
AND THE SHOWGIRL. Forty years later, he recounted his experiences of the
six-month shoot in a diary-style memoir entitled The Prince, the Showgirl and
But one week in Clark's account was missing.
It wasn't until years later that Clark revealed why. In a follow-up memoir
entitled My Week with Marilyn, he recounted the true story of one magical week
he spent alone with the world's biggest star… the week he spent with Marilyn.