“Shall I be her?” whispers Marilyn Monroe to her young, British confidant Colin Clark, just before she poses and pouts for an assembled group of adoring fans.
She slips into the part as if it were one of her form fitting costumes, and becomes the icon of charm and sex that the world knew her to be.
Moments like this are what make “My Week With Marilyn,” directed by Simon Curtis, a surprisingly light hearted and, at times, fun film.
Given what we know of Marilyn Monroe’s demons and tragic end, it would be easy to dwell on the darker parts of this starlets personal life, but instead we are given a slightly more optimistic picture.
The summer of 1956, Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) is in England to shoot a film called, “The Prince and the Showgirl,” starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). Read the rest of this entry