Skip to main content

Enter For A Chance To Win A @Fandango Code Card To See #BLADERUNNER2049 In Phoenix

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Movie Review By: RAMA

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Movie Review
By: RAMA


Did RAMA fall in love with Michelle Williams' performance as Marilyn Monroe? Make sure to Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


MY WEEK WITH MARILYN is exquisite! Michelle Williams’ portrayal of the legendary Marilyn Monroe is luminous and heartbreaking. It must be challenging to play one of cinema’s all time bombastic bombshells, Williams doesn’t look like Marilyn Monroe but she captures Monroe’s essence, her soft spoken voice and her sultry, teasing, mannerism. The moment Marilyn Monroe walks into a room, everybody drops whatever it is that they’re doing and all eyes behold her, Williams disappears in her character…


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 united Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe, who, whilst shooting, was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.




Nearly 40 years on, his diary account “THE PRINCE, THE SHOWGIRL AND ME” was published, but one week was missing, and this is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of working. When Arthur Miller makes a brief trip to Paris, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce her to some of the pleasures of British life.


When I was watching this film at the press screening, I was trying to recall what other movies in the past that dealt with a great legend mentoring a young protege, for some reason Scent Of A Woman came to mind but MY WEEK WITH MARILYN doesn’t deal with tough love military style and obviously Marilyn doesn’t yell hoo-ha at Colin Clark’s (Eddie Redmayne) face.


The relationship between Marilyn and the young assistant Colin is not so much about mentorship, if any I think it’s more of a restrained, misunderstood but kind friendship.


You can see that ache, that unfulfilled longing for anyone who could accept and understand her not as a film star and not as a sex symbol either and she finds that in Colin.
Thanks to Williams’ brilliant performance, you truly feel for Marilyn, because there’s that sense of abandonment. It makes you wonder exactly how destructive were her previous relationships.
Before Colin comes along, she finds solace in pills and she’s gotten in too deep with those pills, there’s no way of letting go.



I enjoy watching Redmayne’s performance as Colin, he’s not some crazy fan, he’s a fan who absolutely adores Marilyn, the kind that worships at her feet. She can do no wrong in his eyes. He loves Marilyn but it brings up the good question of what is love. After three marriages, Marilyn has heard men say the word love to her but they leave her anyway.


Some parts of Marilyn-Colin interaction move in a state of dreamlike while others childlike.
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN is a very performance-driven film, the great Kenneth Branagh as the annoyed and angry Laurence Olivier provides some of the film’s humorous and profound moments. Dame Judi Dench as the late Dame Thorndike provides the assuring voice that calms Marilyn’s fears.
I think the audience will love this film’s gentle approach, its less explosive approach to themes of unhappiness, but if all else fails, Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe will have you hypnotized.

GRADE: 5 out of 5

Please Leave A Comment-

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

#TombRaider Official Trailer

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.



Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her Dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t b…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See MY LITTLE PONY In PHOENIX

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See MY LITTLE PONY on September 30 at 10:00 AM in PHOENIX.

A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana.



See how to enter after the Jump...

The movie features original music and songs performed by Sia, Diggs, Saldana, Chenoweth and Blunt. Lionsgate is releasing MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE in theaters nationwide on October 6, 2017.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER-

Official Website: http://www.mylittlepony.movie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyLittlePonyMovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLPMovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MyLittlePonyMovie/
H…

Enter For A Chance To Win A @Fandango Code Card To See #BLADERUNNER2049 In Phoenix

Enter For A Chance To Win A Fandango Code Card To See BLADE RUNNER 2049 In Phoenix.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.



See how to enter after Jump...

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, …