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Marilyn - S01 E01

Drama . Biography
 

A young Norma Jeane Mortenson attempts to deal with a lonely and loveless existence with an absent mother.

 
Episode Title: Part 1
Airs: 2015-05-30 at urday
  • Robert Rorke

    Although a little sluggishly paced, this miniseries, based on the eponymously titled book by J. Randy Taraborrelli, makes a decent attempt to show why Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, was never comfortable in her own skin.... Garner gives a surprisingly confident, spunky performance as the Monroe.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Garner convincingly captures the ill-fated, love-craving blonde bombshell while Sarandon summons up more than a one-note character and Morgan brings DiMaggio back to prideful, brutish life.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    Kelli Garner manages to bring a freshness to her interpretation of Monroe that never feels like caricature.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Dan Fienberg

    Because Garner is the movie, the movie is worth watching, even if it adds little else to the already active Marilyn Monroe conversation.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Molly Eichel

    The cuts back to Garner and Noseworthy make sure that every concept is laid out bare, rather than allowing for any shades of subtlety.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Kelli Garner plays Monroe well enough at certain points in the star’s life, and really well at others, but the performance doesn’t work at critical times because it lacks sufficient nuance.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    It feels painted by the numbers.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Mostly, it’s a dutiful but nothing-new account of the ultimate anti-feminist icon.

    Variety Full Review
  • Jason Clark

    Garner is game but too mannered as the four-hour dirge connects the dots in rote fashion. [29 May/5 Jun 2015, p.99]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    The teleplay by Stephen Kronish adheres to the standard biopic highlight-reel template, moving in a mostly straight line from early days to final moments, aside from a hackneyed framing device in which Marilyn spills her guts to a handsome, sympathetic psychiatrist.... Most of Marilyn’s film career is left offscreen or referenced in awkward expository dialogue.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Kristi Turnquist

    The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is a glum retread of Monroe's legend, with a flat script by Stephen Kronish and direction by Laurie Collyer ("Sherrybaby") who gives it all a funereal, depressed tone even when Monroe's career is at its height.

    The Oregonian Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    Both pics [Grace of Monaco and The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe] are dreadful, badly written, and badly produced.... The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is far more watchable, due to a fine turn by Garner and author Taraborrelli's unique approach, which focuses on an aspect of Monroe's life usually ignored: Her complex relationship with her mother, Gladys (Susan Sarandon).

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
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