My Week With Marilyn

(R) ★★★☆☆

Based on the true story, this film follows the icon Monroe (Michelle Williams) on location for a movie that she made with director/star Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) in England. Olivier’s assistant, Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) becomes Monroe’s guide, confidant and almost-lover. Williams and Branagh are wonderful, but they can only do so much with what they’re given. Pedestrian staging and direction do little, and all in all, it’s just plain old celebrity fawning.

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