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My Week with Marilyn (Blu-ray + DVD) (2011)

Michelle Williams , Emma Watson , Simon Curtis  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench
  • Directors: Simon Curtis
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: The Weinstein Company
  • DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0059XTUEK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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During Marilyn Monroe’s (Oscar® Nominee Michelle Williams) first trip to London to film “The Prince and the Showgirl,” with Sir Laurence Olivier (Oscar® Nominee Kenneth Branagh), she befriends Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), an ambitious 23 year-old production assistant on the set. As their relationship progresses Colin’s focus shifts from making his way in the film business to rescuing her from the pressures of celebrity life. When Monroe’s new husband, playwright Arthur Miller, makes a brief trip to Paris, Clark takes the opportunity to introduce her to the world outside of Hollywood fame. Based on the true story by Colin Clark, this memoir describes a magical week in which Monroe opens herself up to a stranger and finds in him a confidant and an ally.

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87 of 95 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The real Marilyn Monroe was an inch and a half taller than Michelle Williams, a significant difference when one considers that there is no way Williams could have replicated the voluptuous physicality of Monroe's presence. Yet, the young actress does something quite unexpected in capturing the essence of Monroe's wounded psyche for all its frailties and doing a convincing job of conveying the public Marilyn for all her breathy sensuality in this modest 2011 showbiz tale. Directed by British TV veteran Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges, the film depicts a minor piece of motion picture lore based on the memoirs of Colin Clark, who was a lowly "third assistant director" during the production of the Ruritanian romance, The Prince and the Showgirl. The mostly forgotten 1957 movie marked Monroe's attempt at being taken seriously as an actress in a well-publicized collaboration with Sir Laurence Olivier just after she married playwright Arthur Miller.

The story really begins with Monroe's arrival in London to start filming. Fully devoted to Lee Strasberg's school of Method acting, she constantly searches for her character's motivation even within the context of a soufflé-light drawing room comedy. With sychophantic acting coach Paula Strasberg constantly by her side, she is chronically tardy on the set keeping her distinguished British company of thespians waiting for hours. Monroe's already renowned insecurities become heightened by Olivier's abrasive impatience as not only her co-star but her director. As a witness to her undeniable aura, the young Colin becomes smitten as he is assigned to be her protector when she begins to bond with him after Miller returns to New York.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done! December 10, 2011
Format:DVD
An aspiring young filmmaker spent a short time in 1956 on the set of a Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe film as an assistant director. He became close to Marilyn as many men had, and ended up a key figure in the production. Marilyn Monroe was notoriously difficult to work with in Hollywood and that is well-dramatized here. Michelle Williams IS Marilyn Monroe in this one and her performance highlights a realistic look at the difficulties that Marilyn had with trying to be a serious Hollywood actress while dealing with her insecurities and a prescription drug habit. This film was a pleasant surprise and another terrific movie to see during the holiday season.
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32 of 41 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 'A' for effort, but decidedly lackluster March 30, 2012
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First off, I tip my hat to Michelle Williams. She gave a valiant effort in trying to pull off an icon, but she only got it 50% right. What she DID nail was Marilyn's emotions: vulnerablility, insecurity, brokeness, and need to be loved. She painted a beautiful picture of wounded woman. Where she missed the mark big-time was in not nailing the charisma, sex appeal, bombshell MOVIE STAR quality that men were captivated by and women wanted to attain. Sorry, but Ms. Wiliams, as good of an actress as she is, simply lacks the glamour, punch and va-va-voom flair of an old Hollywood starlet. This was like casting Anne Hathaway to play Elizabeth Taylor - just wouldn't work. When playing someone famous, simply being a good actor won't do - you have to have at least *some* of the essence of the person being emulated. Marilyn was lost in her internal drama a lot of the time, but she knew how turn it on and sell the showgirl image for the cameras. Williams seemed to just be growing through the motions and looked painfully uncomfortable in any scene where Marilyn had to be "on". You get the sense that she's a painfully shy/quiet person and couldn't turn up the personality enough notches to be believable as a 50's movie star. This is where finding an actress who had a background in musical theater would have made a world of difference. [No one knows how to "sell it" better than a Broadway actress!].

The poor casting continued with Julia Ormond [laughably] as Vivien Leigh. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING about Ormond's looks and performance remotely resembled the icon america came to know and love as Scarlett O'Hara.

The only saving grace acting-wise is Kenneth Branaugh who nailed Sir Lawrence Oliver down to the very last crisply-accentuated syllable. Well done! Dougray Scott was pretty good as Arthur Miller, but [sadly] was not in many scenes.

Performances aside, the movie was slow, predictable, dull and felt inauthentic.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Negotiating the magic tragic web February 21, 2012
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When I went to see this movie in December, inwardly I was lamenting the overall quality of movies in 2011, with a plethora of remakes, reboots and sequels, and I wondered if Hollywood was running out of fresh ideas, while recycling the same formulas. Remakes/reboots in 2011 included Straw Dogs, Footloose, Arthur, The Thing, Conan, Spy Kids, Final Destination 5, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Some of the movies were high quality such as Girl with the dragon tattoo, and Xmen First Class.

Last year Michelle Williams deservedly received her second Academy Award nomination for Blue Valentine, and now she is nominated for the role of Marilyn Monroe. I liked this movie enormously, and was disappointed that it did not get nominated for Best Picture instead of Extremely Loud and Incredibly close, a dubious choice.

Nevertheless politics being what it is if MWWM was nominated it might give the appearance of Weinstein Studios having too much sway with the Academy Awards, as they also released the Artist with 11 nominations, and the appalling Iron Lady whose only redeeming grace is Meryl Streeps nominated performance, and last year had The Kings Speech.

What Michelle Williams and the movie delivers is a very delicately nuanced and multi dimensional portait of Marilyn that we have not seen previously, those shifts in personality, her ability to be vunerable, to charm, to seduce and manipulate, and if you are Larry Olivier the ability to frustrate your ambition to make an incredible movie. In a perhaps ironic twist in view of recent events we see the entourage of people who can't say no or risk punishment or exclusion.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed some of Marilyn's movies much more than I enjoyed ...
I enjoyed some of Marilyn's movies much more than I enjoyed this forced movie that I think doesn't have much going for it.
Published 5 days ago by Kyzyl
4.0 out of 5 stars Production notes
Culled from My Week with Marilyn and The Prince, The Show Girl and Me this is the story of 23-year-old Colin who garners a job at Laurence Oliver Productions and meets Marilyn as... Read more
Published 6 days ago by ellison
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good experience
Perfect
Published 13 days ago by Roberto Oliveira Chagas
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
great movie
Published 14 days ago by Larry G. Stiffler
5.0 out of 5 stars For the ultimate Monroe fan!
As a die-hard Marilyn Monroe fan, I just about flipped out when I heard this movie was coming out. I was, however, upset when it did not come to any theaters near me in Georgia. Read more
Published 18 days ago by TheClassicsNut65
5.0 out of 5 stars Any person must be attentive in love and every person needs being...
Wonderful film. Can't say something more. Disappointed end. But I took more life lessons.
Published 23 days ago by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning Michelle
The cast is superb, the editing impeccable, and the way that Michelle Williams in an unassuming way shows a human side of Monroe ,is absolutely stunning. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul Peabody
2.0 out of 5 stars True Marilyn Monroe fans-skip this one
I was very excited (being a Marilyn Monroe fan since I was a child) that I got to DVR and then watch this on Direct TV. The movie was slow-paced. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Merry
4.0 out of 5 stars "THE MOTHBALL AND THE METHOD'?
INITIALLY very fragmented but it more or less - sorts itself out. It is a rare glimpse into the Private Hells of extremely talented thespians and "How to cope with the Horrors... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Minnie and Henery Krumb
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch Michelle's interviews, she got it right
This story was bittersweet and emotional.

I loved it.

If you watch Michelle Williams' interviews on this movie, you understand that this was a spot on... Read more
Published 2 months ago by A. Neagles
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