Linda and I went to the movies this morning. We planned to watch “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” with Dame Maggie Smith and other great actors but it was sold out. So plan B was to watch “My Week with Marilyn”, and it was not a disappointment.
The casting was first class, with people like Jim Carter (the butler in Downton Abbey) playing bit parts. If I had to describe it in one word it would be “charming”.
It was rated “M”, but I’m not sure why. What’s the opposite of full frontal nudity? Full backal nudity? That’s all we saw of Marilyn; a back view as she entered a room nude. So innocent by today’s standards. And the star-struck male lead, Colin (Eddie Redmayne), was almost shy, even when sharing a bed fully clothed with Marilyn.