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My Date With Marilyn

Wednesday, January 4, 2012





Last Wednesday night,. we had our date night and I finally got to go see My Week With Marilyn. I'll be honest, girls-  I was not at all thrilled with the idea of Michelle Williams as Marilyn. I like Michelle Williams but I couldn't picture her in such an iconic and difficult role. You can give anyone a beauty mark and blonde curls but that won't make them Marilyn Monroe.



For me, Marilyn's sex appeal is not the curves, the blonde or the bullet bra. It's the way she purses her lips in that perfect circle when she asks "I do?" And when she dances, she bumps her hip out just enough but not too much. It's the genuine, head tossing back laugh, the personality and so on.

 The film began with a song and dance number and I immediately couldn't stand it. There was so much jiggle and hip bumps. It was like a bad Marilyn parody- brassy and awful.

The movie went on for a little while but then, something changed. It was like she was really on the screen. She was beautiful, sexy, sad, joyful, childish all at once. Michelle moved like her, winked like her, moved her lips like Marilyn when she spoke. She was fragile and alluring. It was incredible and I was so happy to be proven wrong!  I really did love it!!

23 Responses to “My Date With Marilyn”

  1. I felt like I was being transported back in time-I would def watch it again!! xox

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  2. thanks for that revue ! Now I'll go and see it !

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  3. Not available in France yet but I think I will go to see it when it will be on french screens!
    Thanks to have given your mood about it.

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  4. Oh wow! I saw this last week, it was so amazing. Michelle Williams captured her so well...I agree with the opening number, it was a little drag-ish, but once they got rolling it was amazing! Great review!!

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  5. haha! Miss B, I thought the same thing. And I love drag queens but it was pretty rough. So very happy that it turned out to be a beautiful film!

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  6. ohh I thought her as Marilyn was very odd casting....nice to know it works. I will have to go see it now.

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  7. So glad you reviewed this! I've been avoiding it for the same reason you mention (could not possibly imagine anyone doing Marilyn justice, least of all Michelle Williams). You've given me hope, maybe I'll go see it after all!

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  8. Can't wait to see it! Thanx so much for the review :)

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  9. I'm so glad you ended up liking it! I def. wanted to see it, but my expectations were low, but you've made me more excited about it

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  10. I hope that my review doesn't disappoint. The film doesn't paint her in a great light but then again- that's the way she was!

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  11. I'm so glad its a good movie, might actually go and see it now! Its great to see a balanced review! I dont know if you can get this new book, Dressing Marilyn, in the US, but I've just reviewed it on my new blog, would love you to have a look, all comments welcome x

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  12. I didn't wasn't going to see this film, but after reading this, I simply must give it a chance!

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  13. paper cadillac, thank you for the review! I really want to read that one now! :)

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  14. I'm so glad to read this, since I look forward to it with very mixed feelings. I have never seen anybody playing Marilyn without being rediculous. I will continue to look forward to it, it will come in our cinemas at the end of January.

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  15. It's a shame that we won't get to see it on screen in France before March!! I can't wait!;)

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  17. I do like the makeup in that topmost picture. Maybe there can be a tutorial on that?

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  18. oh, and thank you for the link, ethereal! I want to see that show SOOO badly!!! I think my step dad has a way that I can watch it! :)

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  19. Yay I'm your 1001th follower :) So glad to hear this movie is worth seeing, I too had my doubts!

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  20. Yes! I felt the same exact way! It was weird because she didn't look like Marilyn at first either, at all. Then, as the movie went on she started to morph into Marilyn, it was a tad creepy! But I think the movie ended up being really good!

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  21. I have the same sentiments. A blonde wig doesn't make you Marilyn! I'm looking forward to seeing this.
    I read that Lindsay Lohan is playing Elizabeth Taylor in a new biopic! Terrible casting choice!!

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