Michelle Williams is EVERYTHING in this. The movie, however, is a puffball, completely unworthy of her great performance (and Branagh's). Enjoyable, but really a nothing.
Almost everything was in place for My Week With Marilyn (great direction and performances -- especially from Michelle Williams) but the story floundered through the third act and mistakenly thought it could get to the credits by sliding its hand up the thigh of Marilyn Monroe's larger-than-life persona. Its definitely worth the watch, but its more of a performance showcase than a well-told story. Nice try though...
Forgive me as i am not too sure whether this is accurate as i am aware the story causes some debates. Even so i found the performances compelling and was genuinely surprised by how much i enjoyed this film. Worth the watch indeed.
I really liked the piano theme.
Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Frothy but worth seeing for Williams' great performance.
My Week With Marylin was not an excelent movie. But Michelle Williams gives one of her best performance on screen as wonderful and poignant Monroe without imitating it.
Toccante dichiarazione d'amore per il cinema, pienamente al (grandioso) livello degli analoghi Hugo e The Artist; l'interpretazione di Michelle Williams è da libri di storia, semplicemente divina.
Don't you think THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL should be listed as a "Related Film"?
que figura apaixonante a marilyn de michelle.... envolvente e tocante...
Michelle is awesome as Marilyn, and this is the better it gets, sadly.
williams is very good, but not more than that. the overall production is good but the story falls short when compared to that portrayed in the excellent book it is based on.
I almost humped Merlyn Monroe when I was a young lad, does not make an appealing story. And if it weren't for the radiance of Michelle Williams and her ability to convince in equal measures as both the persona that cameras and public loved so much as well as the fragile and insecure woman she was in her private moments, this would be a real disappointing piece altogether.
It seems that the aim of the film was to make Marilyn a cuddly little nymph for young Colin's pleasure. I thought the performances were mediocre at best. Branagh is no Sir Laurence Olivier.
A nuanced exploration of fame and movie-making, dominated by Michelle Williams' excellent portrayal of a lost little girl pretending to be film star pretending to be a lost little girl.
nice interpretation from M.W. but the entire work is just so-so, a 6/10
my review: http://lasttimeisawdotcom.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/last-film-i-saw-my-week-with-marilyn/
Lucky man!!! I hope It happen to me too!!!! HAHAHAHA...
I liked the acting but other than that it didn't deliver
Two stars for Williams. The plot, on the other hand, didn't impress me much.
The gem of this film is Michelle Williams herself.
such a wonderful movie, but also very sad to watch - like usually if i watch a docu/bio about (a part of) Marilyn's life. Michelle Williams did a very good innocent & dainty acting...
Given the challenge of actually capturing the essence of innocence, My Week succeeds admirably. Singed edges and burdened soul on the verge of staying the same or changing forever, Simon Curtis' portrait of MM glides effortlessly, albeit conveniently between modest biopic & Hollywood glamorized. Williams fills shoes and curves, glows poise and charm in quiet desperation, and other accouterments serve the film well.
I wasn't bored but wasn't thrilled either. I love Michelle Williams but here I found her quite absent when she was supposed to be possessed by Marilyn Monroe...
Kind of boring, but Michelle is fun to watch, and good as usual. The scenery isn't bad either.
This film is a tedious disaster. Although Michelle Williams truly impressed me in Blue Valentine and Meek’s Cutoff, here she can't pull it off, mainly because she has no sex appeal whatsoever. There are scenes in the film in which the whole cast is supposed to be enthralled by Marilyn’s on-screen magic… except that Williams has none of that magic, which makes the whole thing look like a farce.
Michelle Williams' performance and Ben Smithard's cinematography make this film. Kenneth Branagh is his usual effortlessly flawless self, and Judi Dench steals the shows in the few scenes she's in. Otherwise, meh.