Love, Marilyn - Review

LOVE, MARILYN Marilyn Monroe

Watching Liz Garbus' magical documentaryLove, Marilyn, I realized not just how much we don't know about Marilyn Monroe but how a lot of what we think we know is more of a construct than a reality. Garbus is working from a treasure trove of new material: boxes of the star's highly confessional and introspective letters and diaries, which were found only recently. Actresses like Glenn Close, Viola Davis, and a fantastic Uma Thurman read the excerpts, and listening to Monroe's own words, we hear her voice and glimpse her soul as never before. We also watch her in never-before-seen interviews, photographs, and home movies, some of which were shot when she wasn't wearing makeup. That's a good metaphor for what the film achieves: It presents Marilyn without the cosmetic cover of her mythologies. Read More...

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