Adler Psych Film Group - "My Week with Marilyn"
"My Week with Marilyn " chronicles the true story of a young assistant director who became Marilyn Monroe’s confidante during the filming of a movie with Laurence Olivier (played by Kenneth Branagh). The film explores the extremes of Marilyn’s existence, how her international stardom belied a deep fear of abandonment, how a perceptive nature underlined her projected vulnerability. The film illustrates the complexity of Marilyn the person and Marilyn the persona and how an inexplicable charisma resulted from combining the two.
Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Judi Dench, Emma Watson
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Rated: R for some language
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars in 2012: Michelle Williams for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role” and Kenneth Branagh for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.”
Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe in 2012 for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.”
Psychological focus: Attachment Theory, culture of celebrity, identity management, femininity and masculinity, addiction, DSM-IV-TR diagnosis