So I finally watched, “My Week With Marilyn”, starring Michelle Williams. Got it in the mail through Netflix yesterday and watched it last night. It was actually a pretty good movie, I liked it, but my only problem was the casting of Michelle Williams as Marilyn. Michelle is a good actress, don’t get me wrong, but she’s not for Marilyn. Michelle did a great job on her speaking voice, it was dead on, but it was the looks that didn’t fit. Michelle looked nothing like Marilyn at all. Above is Michelle, below is the real Marilyn.
Other than that, it was a pretty good movie overall. Good plot, good acting with the other cast. It was well filmed and well directed.
It tells the real life story of Colin Clark’s really brief affair with Marilyn around the time, “The Prince and the Showgirl” (which was originally called, “The Sleeping Prince” but the title was changed later), was being filmed.
I’ve been watching a lot of Marilyn movies and haven’t seen “Prince and the Showgirl” yet. I have it listed in my DVD Que in Netflix, so I should get it soon. “My Week with Marilyn” was worth watching once, so I wouldn’t watch it again. I won’t bother buying my own copy. I just wish Marilyn was better casted, didn’t agree with Michelle playing her, so I’m glad they didn’t give her the Oscar.
I have a feeling there will be many more Marilyn Monroe movies coming out in theaters in the future, played by different actresses, but that’s Hollywood. I wish they would stop doing that, because there is only one Marilyn. I love Marilyn Monroe, can’t stop watching her movies. I need to read more about her life and career too, so maybe I’ll get some biography books about her soon.