My Week with Marilyn Review
A few days ago I made a trip to the theater to watch "My Week with Marilyn" Why not? I've always been a huge fan of the iconic Ms. Monroe. When I was a little girl, my father used to work at CBS and would come home with tons of Marilyn memorabilia. Needless to say growing up I looked up to her and her effortless charm.
At first, I wasn't fond of the idea of Michelle Williams playing Marilyn... I was actually downright upset about it. I like Michelle Williams (and she is pretty) but she doesn't have the classic Hollywood beauty Marilyn once obtained. Perhaps I was being a bit vain, but can you blame me? It seems like Marilyn's image has been engraved into so many peoples mind in a certain way. I almost wished it was someone that looked like Gwen Stefani but had Williams acting skills. In all honestly Michelle Williams did a fabulous job playing Marilyn's role. She captured her spirit from her flirty ways to her shyness to her very recognized way of speaking. Willam's performance has award potential.
This movie is about Marilyn and 23 year old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne). Mr Clark was trying to break into the film business and worked as a 3rd assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl". He eventually became a big comfort to Marilyn after she was getting a hard time from her very famous co-star Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) who was more of a traditional actor. Colin Clarke began escorting Ms. Monroe and eventually falls in love with her, even after being warned several times what a heart breaker she was. I don't want to give too much but it's an interesting and rather innocent romance... You'll have to watch the film to know more.
One thing that caught my eye that I wanted to discuss here on my blog because I know how many young ladies read is: Marilyn's need to escape herself.
How many of you have identity crisis? Pshh, I know I always have and probably still do. The endless need to not only find yourself, but then like what you find. I almost felt bad for Marilyn. So beautiful and so loved by the world but she always needed to be on some sort of pill to relax herself. It's sad. It sort of reminded me of a beautiful, wild creature full of life, but put behind a cage. She always seemed to be looking for everyone's approval and any negative criticism would drive her mad and get her depressed. I find it interesting that even someone who was considered "The worlds most beautiful woman" had such messed up issues. So much pressure.
So just remember: You only have one life, live it for you. Don't always go around looking for strangers approvals, work and be content with yourself. We are all beautiful and talented in our own different ways. Always let your inner star shine.
"I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else." -M.M.
"Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both." -M.M.
P.S. Some stuff I thought Marilyn would have looked gorgeous in.
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