Norma Jean & Marilyn

Synopsis: In this film, Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino portray two sides of the woman America loved, but who struggled to love herself: Marilyn Monroe. To the world, Marilyn was a vivacious superstar, the epitome of sexuality, sensuality and frolicsome amusement. Every man wanted her - every woman wanted to be her. But behind the enticing smile, beneath the tight-fitting dresses, there was a dark secret - one Marilyn could not bury in the past... the child inside named Norma Jean. Everything Norma Jean dreams of, Marilyn achieves. Every man she struggles to resist, Marilyn succumbs to. And while Marilyn climbs the ladder to success, Norma Jean was beneath it, almost willing her to fall.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Tim Fywell
Production: HBO Video
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
139 min

in the mail today.

I am officially a free woman!

Free, white and twenty-one!

I can't help myself --

I feel like celebrating.

Yeah, well... And

then we both got somethin' to celebrate

You're pregnant?.

Nope. I have just signed a seven year

optional contract

with Twentieth Century Fox!

When were you gonna tell me?.

At dinner. Over a bottle of champagne.

It's up for renewal every six months

at their discretion.

Seventy-five dollars a week to start

with but then it keeps climbing, right,

every time they renew.

So, if they keep me around

for the full seven years

then I'm gonna get somethin'

like fifteen hundred a week.

I mean, Jesus, Can you imagine?.

You'll be able to say you knew me when.

Wow, Eddie. That's great.

That's really terrific.

Of course the minute I signed

that made me eligible to join

the Screen Actor's Guild,

So now I have my SAG card, too.

And I'm already up for my first part.

Well, I mean, it's not much of a part,

it's just two lines.

But it's a Dana Andrews movie

and I think it could be...

Well, f*ck your contract, Eddie!

F*ck your contract, f*ck your SAG card,

f*ck Dana Andrews and f*ck you, too!

What the hell is the matter with you?.

Let me tell you something.

I don't have a guild card

and I don't have a studio contract

but I know

there's only one way to get them - -

I'm gonna be in the goddamn movies

if I have to f*ck Bela Lugosi

to get there!

You know,

you always talk about being an actress

but you never done

a goddamn thing about it.

You wanna be an actress?. Okay, so act!

It's work, Norma Jean.

Get into an acting class,

do your scene work,

Iearn the craft,

work your way up like I did!

Oh, you think girls get movie contracts

because somebody respects their talent,


I'll tell you

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Anthony Summers

Anthony Bruce Summers (born 21 December 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of eight best-selling non-fiction books. more…

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