It took a while for me to figure out why I didn’t like this film as much as I wanted to. It’s the tone. It’s just too light-hearted. For me, at least. Marilyn Monroe was obviously a very troubled person, and there was a dark side to her that the film touched on but never really fully explored. Instead, it remained quite jovial. It’s fine that the filmmakers decided to take this approach - I just personally wish it had been a darker, more dramatic film. Or perhaps I just want a different film about Monroe altogether. Anyway, the film was still pretty good. Michelle Williams was fantastic. I forgot that it wasn’t Monroe a couple of times, as she was almost as adorable. The rest of the cast were great too. The cinematography was nice and I enjoyed several scenes a lot. It didn’t have the dramatic weight I wanted, but it was a pleasant watch.
It’s got a really solid cast, it looks fantastic and is very well-shot. However, I couldn’t really get into this one. I’m not sure this type of film is for me. The pacing was quite slow, yet I had a little bit of trouble understanding what was going on some of the time. It did have some really cool moments though, and I really liked the final sequence. I wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from seeing this, but I don’t think it’s for everyone.