This past weekend I finally saw My Week With Marilyn. It took me a while to go see it because not many of the mainstream theaters were showing it because they had to make theater space for Mission Impossible and Beauty and the Beast 3D. While going to the Apple store in the Marina District in San Francisco, I stumbled upon a little movie theater that plays only two films, My Week With Marilyn and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (definitely next on my list). I went with a friend who had already seen it but she didn’t spoil any of it. Only thing she warned me about was Hermione’s (Emma Watson’s) awful half wig. We buy our tickets and at the last moment I go to the concession stand and get popcorn, root beer, and dried mangos.. After we sit at the back of the small eight row theater that seats about fifty and only twenty seats being filled some old man pushes past me and knocks over my drink just as the previews were starting! I say to him, “Hey you just made my drink spill!” and he replies, “oh, sorry.” and begins watching the screen. Who does that??? Maybe I have more manners than most people but I would’ve offered to get me another one. So I hurry down the stairs and they refill my drink.
Anyway, about the movie. So the plot is basically about a young, rich, english man, Colin Clark, trying to get into the film industry. He has many connections and hustles his way onto the crew of the upcoming movie The Prince and the Showgirl starring Marilyn Monroe. The two bond after she relies on him for comfort and he falls in love her . I honestly didn’t think I’d like this movie because Michelle Williams was not my first choice to play Marilyn Monroe but after seeing the movie I was pleasantly surprised. She definitely depicted that outer perfection but inner turmoil of Marilyn. How every man wanted her and every woman wanted to be her but no one respected her. My Week With Marilyn was a short and sweet look inside her failing third marriage, abuse of prescription drugs, and decline of career.
I really really enjoyed this movie, it made me want to skinny dip in a lake!