My Week With Marilyn (2011) Movie review – Nice,sweet film

I went into this movie with no expectations,everybody has heard of Monroe,mainly due to her being the first big movie star,if she wasn’t the best,then she was certainly the most famous.

A film runner strikes up a relationship with Marilyn while she is filming a UK film with Laurence Olivier.

The movie is supposed to be a true account,in this case it’s very hard to confirm this as the sweet lady has passed,if her portrayal in this movie is anything to go by,she was a complete diva / nutter,but you cannot deny her beauty and charm.

The most impressive actor in this film is Kenneth Branagh,I fell completely into his believable performance of Laurence Olivier,to the point that I was more interested in him,than I was in Marilyn,strange I know,but there was something intriging about a famous man dealing with an actress and her petty problems.

I wish Branagh would allow himself to do more commercial movies,he has the talent,but instead seems to be wasted on period pieces that I do not care for.

A feel good film with a strong cast.

KO

7/10

4 thoughts on “My Week With Marilyn (2011) Movie review – Nice,sweet film”

  1. “The most impressive actor in this film is Kenneth Branagh…to the point that I was more interested in him,than I was in Marilyn”
    Ditto for me. I was more blown away by his performance than Williams as Monroe.

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