At some point in the film, however, I noticed Marilyn give some kind of tick that reminded me of Michelle Williams’ performance in My Week with Marilyn. After noticing this, I spent most of the film comparing Williams’ onscreen impersonation to the real thing. Although I took more note of how little Williams looks and sounds like Monroe, I stand by my original review in which I praised her ability to capture the spirit and essence of the star. (Or at least Monroe’s onscreen portrayal of herself.) It’s worth seeing The Misfits to compare the work of one of the season’s most debated performances: after seeing The Misfits, I think Williams got it right.
My Week with Marilyn is currently playing at The Mayfair Orleans and The Rainbow.
PS: This Katy Perry/Marilyn mash-up: so bad it's good, eh?