Michelle Williams does an amazing job in this film, portraying the bombshell Marilyn Monroe, and the movie showcases her experience in making a film with Sir Lawrence Olivier, played excellently by Kenneth Branagh. Olivier runs the gamut of emotions, from frustration due to Monroe’s constant lateness to the set, to admiration for when she nails a scene. “The Prince and the Showgirl” is the film they collaborate on. Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) is the young man who has just entered the world of filmmaking and soon finds that he is becoming a pal and sounding board to the famous actress. He is the one who spends a week with her and it is through his eyes the story is told. Michelle Williams brilliantly captures the spirit and even mannerisms of the late thespian. It is said in the film her gift is her joy.
Despite showcasing Marilyn Monroe’s weaknesses, doubts, and at-times brilliant ability, the film contains strong content in the language, sex and nudity departments and we must sadly withhold our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal from the movie.