My Week With Marilyn (Blu-ray)

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Drama based on the memoirs of Colin Clark, who worked as an assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl', the 1956 British-made film starring Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. Monroe (Michelle Williams) has recently married playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), and filming coincides with their British honeymoon. But when Miller returns to America, 23-year-old Colin (Eddie Redmayne), assistant to the irascible Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), seizes his opportunity and escorts the star on a short break in the English countryside. As she experiences the charms of the country and relaxes from the pressures of her celebrity and her work, Monroe recounts her remarkable story and reveals the fragile foundation of contradictions and insecurities on which her stardom is built. Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Dominic Cooper co-star.

Product Details

Barcode
5017239152016
Department
Movies & TV
Released
16 Mar 2012
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Romance
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
EV
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
99 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
My Week with Marilyn
Release Year
2011
Running Time
99 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Actors / Doomed Lovers / Filmmakers / Filmmaking / Period Piece / Showbiz
US Box Office
$12.6 million
Official Website
http://myweekwithmarilynmovie.com/
Ratings
IMDb
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
83% 71%
Metacritic
65
Synopsis
Based on the famously missing chapter in Colin Clark's memoir THE PRINCE, THE SHOWGIRL AND ME, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN reveals the enchanted week that the then-lowly production assistant spent with the most famous celebrity of the era during the production of the classic 1957 comedy romance THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL. The year was 1956. Colin Clark was an ambitious 23-year-old determined to make a name for himself in film. As summer gets underway, Clark manages to land a position as a production assistant on the film THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) and Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). Monroe had just gotten married to playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), and the newlyweds were on their honeymoon as production got underway. Later, when Miller leaves, young Clark seizes the opportunity to befriend the platinum blonde beauty, and give her a taste of everyday life in England -- far away from the bright lights of Hollywood and the suffocating pressures of fame.
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Poster for My Week with Marilyn
Cast & Crew
Director
Simon Curtis
Star
Kenneth Branagh / Julia Ormond / Eddie Redmayne / Dougray Scott / Michelle Williams
Co-Star
Emma Watson / Richard Attlee / Simon Russell Beale / Jim Carter / James Clay / Richard Clifford / Dominic Cooper / Judi Dench / Georgie Glen / Paul Herzberg / Michael Hobbs / Gerard Horan / Philip Jackson / Derek Jacobi / Toby Jones / Michael Kitchen / Brooks Livermore / Alex Lowe / Des McAleer / Victor McGuire / Karl Moffatt / Josh Morris / Rod O'Grady / Adam Perry / Robert Portal / Miranda Raison / David Rintoul / Ben Sando / Richard Shelton / Geraldine Somerville / Pip Torrens / Sean Vanderwilt / Jem Wall / Zoë Wanamaker / Peter Wight
Screenwriter
Adrian Hodges
Source Writer
Colin Clark / Author: Colin Clark
Composer
Conrad Pope
Director of Photography
Ben Smithard
Hairstylist
Zoe Brown / Hannah Edwards / Marc Pilcher / Jenny Shircore
Assistant Director
Guy Heeley
Sound Re-Recording
Mike Dowson / Adam Scrivener
Stunt Coordinator
Julian Spencer
Set Decorator
Judy Farr
Makeup
Zoe Brown / Hannah Edwards / Marc Pilcher / Jenny Shircore
Music Editor
Peter Clarke / Jay Duerr / Andy Glen
Music Director
Maggie Rodford / Dana Sano
Visual Effects Designer
LipSync Post
Music Performer
Lang Lang
Special Effects Supervisor
Mark Holt
Supervising Art Director
Charmian Adams
Special Makeup Effects
Creatures Inc. / Robin Pritchard / Rob Trenton
Additional Music/Songs
Alexandre Desplat
Vocalist
Michelle Williams
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"It’s all compellingly staged, with Williams providing the dark, unknowable mystery at the heart of the piece."
Keith Phipps (22 Nov 2011, )
Chicago Sun-Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What matters is the performance by Michelle Williams. She evokes so many Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe."
Roger Ebert (18 Nov 2011, )
Entertainment Weekly
"Williams knows exactly how to throw the switch that turns on MM's movie-star incandescence, then flick it off to reveal the vulnerable young woman in the dark."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (2 Dec 2011, )
Los Angeles Times
"It's lush and vibrant when Williams is onscreen....It's hard to imagine a more unforgettable Monroe than the one Williams has given us — except for the original, of course."
Betsy Sharkey (23 Nov 2011, )
Movieline
"Michelle Williams, as Marilyn, both anchors the movie and upends it. Miss it and you’ll miss one of the finest performances of this year."
Stephanie Zacharek (23 Nov 2011, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "What Williams does, with fierce artistry and feeling, is illuminate Monroe's insights and insecurities about herself at the height of her fame....It's a great, soulful performance."
Peter Travers (8 Dec 2011, )
Sight and Sound
"[Williams's] performance goes way beyond mere mimicry of voice and gesture -- though she gets those right too, and even does all her own singing -- into psychological re-creation."
Philip Kemp (1 Jan 2012, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Williams around which the pic revolves. And she's nothing short of heartbreaking, showing us MM at breaking point..."
Neil Smith (1 Jan 2012, )
USA Today
"Disappearing into the role of the troubled actress, Williams captures the star's breathy voice and distinctive mannerisms while delving a few notches deeper."
Claudia Puig (23 Nov 2011, )