As a biopic My Week with Marilyn didn't really work for me. There wasn't a single moment in this entire film where Williams and Branagh managed to convince me that I was watching Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. It was the same with Julia Ormond's performance as Vivien Leigh. None of these actors bear the slightest resemblance to the real-life characters that they're playing and they didn't even alter their voices very much. Having said that My Week with Marilyn is still quite a charming film. It has some funny lines and it's very watchable. I really enjoyed Eddie Redmayne's performance. Emma Watson and Judi Dench are both very good in their minor roles. There will be quite a few familiar faces in this film for period drama fans actually. Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Jim Carter and Sir Derek Jacobi all make appearances in this film. My Week with Marilyn isn't a great film but it's worth a watch.
Film Certificate Rating: 15