The film centers on Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), a young man working on set of Marilyn's film with Sir Laurence Oliver, the Prince and the Showgirl. Michelle Williams is practically perfect as the erratically charming Marilyn Monroe. Things are not going well for the bombshell. Marilyn and Oliver are at odds, she lacks confidence in her acting, her marriage is falling apart and she's hopped up on booze and pills to cope. In the midst of the madness, Marilyn takes a shine to young Colin and proceeds to lean on him for support. Theirs is a short, strange, but complex relationship that allows us to glimpse the weight and the joy that comes with being a international sex symbol. I've always been a fan of Marilyn Monroe's films especially Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot. It was fun to see that in this true story, she was as wild, vulnerable and beautifully flawed as I always imagined she'd be. The narrative was simple, emotional and moved well, pausing for small meaningful moments along the way. It was beautifully directed by Simon Curtis and scripted by Adrian Hodges (book by Colin Clark). Kenneth Branagh was brilliant as the high-minded Oliver and Eddie Redmayne also performed well as the sweet, naive Colin. Highly recommended.