My Week with Marilyn should really be called, An Hour And Half where Michelle Williams Transforms Into Marilyn. Although Kenneth Branagh is wonderful as Sir Laurence Olivier, everything else fades into the background as Michelle lights up the screen.
The costumes are gorgeous, and the scenes with Colin Clark (whose "week" the movie refers to) and Marilyn are wistful, romantic, and a bit depressing.
After seeing My Week with Marilyn, I spent the next few days wearing cat eye sunglasses around and cooing "all they ever see is Marilyn Monroe." This may not happen to you.
When I left the film, I was in sort of a glamourous/Hollywood/1950's trance. I was completely fascinated . . . but also a bit sad. Which is probably how you would feel after spending a week with Marilyn. Or at least an hour and a half.
My Week with Marilyn, rated "R," drama, starring Michelle Williams, B