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Genre Drama
Running Time 96 min
MPAA rating R (for some language)
Release Date Nov 23, 2011
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My Week with Marilyn

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing, published some years later as My Week with Marilyn. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to… Show more

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There’s no nice way to say it: Aside from both women being blondes, Michelle Williams looks nothing like Marilyn Monroe. Her face is wider, her features thicker, her figure less of a bodacious cartoon. This is only by comparison, of course - Williams is one of the lovelier talents of her generation - but because Monroe has been burned onto our cultural retina for so long, because we’re still on a first-name basis with her a half century after her death, comparisons are inevitable and a little unfair. We can buy Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, say, or Meryl Streep as Julia Child, but there’s only one Marilyn.

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