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Love, Marilyn (2012)

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Based on the recent book, Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters, edited by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2010, Fragments: Marilyn Monroe, explores the unknown side of Monroe "a deeply curious artist, a savvy businessperson" and challenges the long-held misperception of Marilyn as the dumb blonde archetype. Alongside interviews with experts and former acquaintances, A-list actors read from Marilyn's own writings, bringing her words to a contemporary audience for the first time. (c) Moxie Firecracker Films

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Critic Reviews for Love, Marilyn

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (14)

Monroe's writing is beautifully succinct, but the cast deliver it with such mannered intensity that it comes across like the worst of Monroe's performances ...

October 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This intelligent, sensitive doc gets a bit pretentious as today's stars read Monroe's words.

October 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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If not quite on the level of Garbus's terrific Bobby Fischer documentary, this is still filled with fond recollections of Mazza's life and career. Fans will relish it.

October 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Remove the comma from the title and Love, Marilyn plays like the command it is.

April 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Do any fresh revelations or insights remain, a half century past Monroe's overdose death at age 36?

April 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A heartfelt and well-intentioned love letter to an already deeply beloved star, and for anyone who's still not convinced, the picture works hard to make the case for Monroe's gifts as an actress.

December 13, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Love, Marilyn

While it's interesting after a fashion to hear these actors read her journals and try to make them come alive, sometimes too empathetically, it becomes repetitive after a while. What could have added an extra needed dimension to this since they gathered such an amazing array of talent is to have these respected thespians, well except for Lohan, tell what value they found in Marilyn's work and what she meant to them.

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