My Week with Marilyn

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"She's worth all the trouble"
  • R
  • 2011
  • 6.9  (83,945)
  • 65

The movie My Week with Marilyn is the telling of the true story of a young English man with aspirations to be in the movie industry as he encounters the great Marilyn Monroe on the set of a film in England. The story is told from the perspective of Colin Clark, played by Eddie Redmayne, who comes from a rich and privileged background, but is eager to earn his way into the film making industry all on his own. Through great determination he lands a job as the third assistant director on a film directed by Sir Laurence Olivier, played by Kenneth Branagh. On the set, Colin starts a relationship with the young wardrobe director Lucy, played by Emma Watson, but when Marilyn Monroe, played by Michelle Williams, shows up as the star of the film, he becomes enchanted and awe struck by the American film star. Marilyn struggles greatly to grasp her character and is often flaky in both her performance and her dedication to working, and so Colin is given the responsibility of keeping an eye on Marilyn in order to help the film along. Marilyn takes a keen liking to Colin, seeing him as a genuine young man who is not around her simply because she is the famous Marilyn Monroe. Colin quickly gets drawn into Marilyn's world of being a star, and gets a front row seat to her deep insecurities and her complicated personal life. The relationship between Colin and Marilyn is unique and complex, but it ultimately becomes necessary for Marilyn's sanity when it comes to shooting the film. What unfolds is a short-lived but unforgettable time in Colin's life. The movie My Week With Marilyn is less about plot and more of a slice of life film with great insight into a small period of time. Both Williams and Redmayne are perfectly cast, and give astonishing performances, especially Williams, who nails the part, as she has an almost eerie resemblance to the real life Marilyn Monroe.

My Week with Marilyn
My Week With Marilyn: Kenneth Branagh On Taking The Role Of Laurence Olivier
My Week With Marilyn: Kenneth Branagh On Taking The Role Of Laurence Olivier

Behind the Scenes - 44 sec

My Week With Marilyn: Judi Dench On Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe
My Week With Marilyn: Judi Dench On Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe

Behind the Scenes - 37 sec

My Week With Marilyn: Goddess (TV Spot)
My Week With Marilyn: Goddess (TV Spot)

Trailer - 31 sec

My Week With Marilyn: Simon Curtis On The Cast
My Week With Marilyn: Simon Curtis On The Cast

Behind the Scenes - 47 sec

My Week With Marilyn: Greatest Chance (TV Spot)
My Week With Marilyn: Greatest Chance (TV Spot)

Trailer - 31 sec

My Week With Marilyn
My Week With Marilyn

Trailer - 2 min 8 sec

Description
The movie My Week with Marilyn is the telling of the true story of a young English man with aspirations to be in the movie industry as he encounters the great Marilyn Monroe on the set of a film in England. The story is told from the perspective of Colin Clark, played by Eddie Redmayne, who comes from a rich and privileged background, but is eager to earn his way into the film making industry all on his own. Through great determination he lands a job as the third assistant director on a film directed by Sir Laurence Olivier, played by Kenneth Branagh. On the set, Colin starts a relationship with the young wardrobe director Lucy, played by Emma Watson, but when Marilyn Monroe, played by Michelle Williams, shows up as the star of the film, he becomes enchanted and awe struck by the American film star.

Marilyn struggles greatly to grasp her character and is often flaky in both her performance and her dedication to working, and so Colin is given the responsibility of keeping an eye on Marilyn in order to help the film along. Marilyn takes a keen liking to Colin, seeing him as a genuine young man who is not around her simply because she is the famous Marilyn Monroe. Colin quickly gets drawn into Marilyn's world of being a star, and gets a front row seat to her deep insecurities and her complicated personal life. The relationship between Colin and Marilyn is unique and complex, but it ultimately becomes necessary for Marilyn's sanity when it comes to shooting the film. What unfolds is a short-lived but unforgettable time in Colin's life.

The movie My Week With Marilyn is less about plot and more of a slice of life film with great insight into a small period of time. Both Williams and Redmayne are perfectly cast, and give astonishing performances, especially Williams, who nails the part, as she has an almost eerie resemblance to the real life Marilyn Monroe.

My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 drama. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 65.

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  • Release Date
    2011
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (83,945)
  • Metascore
    65