The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015) (7NR)
Release Date: August 18, 2015.
"... knockout performance by Kelli Garner."
Brian Lowry, Variety.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe begins with the young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely, loveless existence with an absent and mentally ill mother. She ultimately reinvents herself as the sex symbol of an era. A fragile artist, she is very different from the larger-than-life image she portrayed. The great secret of Marilyn's life is that her mother, Gladys (Oscar winner Susan Sarandon), remained a vital - and troubling - part of her world. Her marriages to Joe DiMaggio (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Arthur Miller collapse in part due to her own inner demons and the onslaught of her mother's illness. As Marilyn cares for her mother, her obsession with President John F. Kennedy leads to her breakdown and hospitalization. Still, she gives the performance of her life as Marilyn Monroe. -- (C) Lionsgate Home Entertainment, 2015, USA.
Starring Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon, Embeth Davidtz, Jack Noseworthy, Eva Amurri Martino, Stephen Bogaert, Giacomo Gianniotti, Peter MacNeill, Barry Flatman, Matthew Bennett, Tony Nardi, Tamara Hickey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emily Watson.
Directed by Laurie Collyer.
Based on the book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe," written by J. Randy Taraborrelli.
Genre/Subject: Biography, Drama, History, Book Adaptation, Staff Picks.
Subject: English SDH.
Run Time: 180 minutes.
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