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Caryn James

A "Marilyn" Smarter Than It Seems

  • By Caryn James
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  • November 22, 2011 10:15 AM
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My Week With Marilyn seems like a terrible idea: one more take on the poor-little Marilyn story, this time with fabulous lookalike Michelle Williams. But this sharp little film is much more than that. The story of one week in 1956, when Monroe and Laurence Olivier were making The Prince and The Showgirl in London, creates an evocative portrait of that cultural moment, with layers of complexity.

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