My Week With Marilyn

Synopsis: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Simon Curtis
Production: The Weinstein Company
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 59 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

When love goes wrong

Nothing goes right

This one thing I know

When love goes wrong

A man takes ight

And women get uppity-oh

We're having a heat wave

A tropical heat wave

The temperature's rising

It isn't surprising

You certainly can

I started this heat wave

By letting my seat wave

And in such a way that

The customers say that

I certainly can


We're having a heat wave

A tropical heat wave

The way that I move

that thermometer proves

That I certainly can


Everyone remembers

their first job.

This is the story of mine.

I was the youngest

in a family of overachievers.

My father was a world-famous

art historian,

and my brother was ahead

of me in everything.

I was always the disappointment.

I found my solace in the small cinema

I went to every Thursday night.

Alfred Hitchcock. Orson Welles.

Laurence Olivier.

These were my heroes.

I wanted to be a pan'

of their world.

When I was 23, I got my chance.

Colin, come in.

Have you met James and Anna,

- my two very brilliant pupils?

- Hello.

- I'm off to London now, Pa.

- Your silly job interview.

Well, bonne chance, dear boy.

I can always get you

a research position at the V&A

once you've grown up a bit and got this

film idea out of your system.

- So I'm off now, Ma.

- Off?

- My job interview, Mother.

- Oh! Can't you stay for dinner?

There's nothing to eat, but I'm sure

the conversation will be charming.

I don't want to be late in the morning.

I'm sure they won't mind. You'll be

a famous film director in no time.

I had everything to prove to my

family, but more to prove to myself.

Like every young man,

I had to make my own way.

- So I decided to leave home

and join the circus.

- What do you want?

- A job on your next film.

You're an actor, aren't you?

No, I want to work

on the production side.

We don't start shooting

for another eight weeks.

- Come back nearer the time.

- May I wait until there's a job?


- Good night.

- Good night, sir.

There are no jobs.

I'll come back tomorrow

morning just in case.

It's a free country.

- Good morning.

- You're very determined.

Well, I'd do anything

to be in the film business.

- Anything?

Sir Laurence Olivier Productions.

No, I'm afraid he's at Notley

till the end of the week.

- Vanessa asked me to...

- Oh, did she?

I need a number for Noel Coward.

It won't be in the book.

Hello, Vivien.

- Hello.

- Sir Laurence.

- Hughie!

Simply impossible to get Marilyn Monroe

on the telephone.

The darling girl spends

the entire day asleep.

- Hello, boy. Remind me.

- Darling, you remember Colin.

- You met him at the Clark's party.

- Of course. What are you doing here?

You said there might be a job

on your film.

Have a cigarette.

Keep the pack.

Thank you, sir.

There won't be a film unless Miss Monroe

gets her splendid posterior out of bed.

The house committee is threatening

to withhold Miller's passport.

They say he's a communist.

No Arthur, no Marilyn.

I'll have a word with

the American ambassador.

I'm taking him to see Vivien's play on

Thursday. Terry's rewrites, are they in?

Not all of them, of course.

When did that ever happen?

He's the first actor since du Maurier

to have his own brand.

They pay him an absolute fortune.

I'm afraid they're rather ghastly.

- Isn't he gorgeous, Vanessa?

I suppose he's all right.

Darling, you must do something for

Colin. You absolutely promised.

Hughie, let's try to

find him something to do.

- Yes. Of course.

- Come on, darling.

You'll look after my precious

Larrykins, won't you?

Come on, darling.

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Adrian Hodges

Adrian Hodges (born 4 February 1957) is an English television and film writer. He has won a BAFTA Award. more…

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