Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 30, 2013
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

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

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Stephanie Zacharek
NPR

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.

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Neil Smith
Total Film

Given the number of Marilyn memorials already out there, this is just another pleasant, un-revelatory way to say goodbye Norma Jean.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Monroe's vulnerability and sense of inadequacy, her frustration and solitude, come through poignantly.

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Henry Barnes
Guardian

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 ...

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

It was a mistake to ask anyone to dramatically read a chicken recipe Monroe prepared for Joe DiMaggio (one of her husbands), or some of the other scribbles included here.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
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… More