Blonde

From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, this reimagined fictional portrait of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves.

  • Released: 2022-11-11
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
  • Stars: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Garret Dillahunt, Julianne Nicholson, Sara Paxton, Toby Huss, Scoot McNairy, Rebecca Wisocky, Catherine Dent, Sonny Valicenti, David Warshofsky, Evan Williams, Xavier Samuel, Ned Bellamy, Caspar Phillipson, Lucy DeVito, Michael Masini, Spencer Garrett, Chris Lemmon, Dan Butler, Lily Fisher, Colleen Foy, Haley Webb, Brian Konowal, Tatum Shank, Andrew Thacher, Alexander Kanellakos, Dominic Leeder, Lidia Sabljic, Isabel Dresden, Skip Pipo, Tyler Bruhn, Ravil Isyanov, Tim Ransom, Judy Kain, Time Winters, Rob Brownstein, Danielle Jane Darling, Mia McGovern Zaini, Rob Nagle, Emil Beheshti, Jeremy Shouldis, Ethan Cohn, Steve Bannos, Mike Ostroski, Deana Molle', Danielle Lima, Christopher Kriesa, Eric Matheny, Jerry Hauck, Scott Hislop, Dieterich Gray, Kiva Jump, Patrick Brennan, Chris Moss, Ryan Vincent, Brian Konowal, Eden Riegel, Tygh Runyan, Vanessa Lemonides, Michael Drayer, Claudia Smith, Mary-Pat Green, Ron West, Flynn Pratt, Scott Wilder, Sal Landi, Seth Meriwether, Darrin M. Schlie, Juli├ín Rebolledo, Allan Havey, Tereza Rizzardi, Mia McGovern Zaini, Garret Dillahunt
  • Director: Andrew Dominik
 Comments
  • fciocca - 12 January 2023
    Disjointed and incomprehensible artsy film about Marilyn Monroe, that definitely over welcomed its staying.
    I am not an expert on Marilyn's professional and personal life, but I know enough to know that this was for the most part invented. At this point you might as well create a plot about an invented character and create a story around it. There are a few well written dialogues here and there, but the final result is just a pretentious movie that feels disjointed, suffering from an identity crisis. There are some scenes that fit well in a biopic, but then you have these dreamy sequences that could be part of fantasy production, followed up by some horror and thriller moments. For sure Monroe was over victimized: seeing Ana de Armas crying for most of the time was really annoying, and I am sorry to say this because I think she is a skilled actress, but here was just unbearable. Obviously the fault is all on the screenwriters, who wrote a mediocre character that has no depth whatsoever. Overall there was a huge waste of talents; seeing people such as Adam Broody and Bobby Cannavale being involved in this project is really shameful; considering that their career is marked by great successes, they could aim for better jobs. "Blonde" is a boredom fest of almost three hours where very little happens. This could be an opportunity to introduce to the younger generation the Monroe legend with a simple and effective biography that would actually explain her life, what were her achievements, how she changed the entertainment industry, leaving her own mark and of course explaining her decline into the tragic death.

    It is really a pity, because from a technical perspective, I have really enjoyed this movie and the cinematography was the only thing that made me keep watching this chaos of a film. I am not sure what Netflix was trying to achieve here, but they confirmed once again that the quality of the content is dropping rapidly. I personally do not recommend it, you will save a lot of time.
  • rennyalonzo - 1 January 2023
    Why, why, why??!!
    The opportunity to show the real detail most people would like to know about one of the most known 20th century icon!!

    The acting is wonderful, Ana de Armas make such a great play, excellent casting and the effects are great. The problem here is the story. I know it's based on the Joyce Carol's novel but I'd keep it in a book.

    Another point is that people who doesn't know the novel could get confused about the reality!

    I'm really desapointed of this movie and hope some good writer make something really worth to watch and spend time with !!

    Overly sexualized and nothing is told about her desease endometriosis, the reason she never could have kids.

    If you like the cinematics techniques, this movie is for you, otherwise don't waste your time!!