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, Julián Rebolledo, Allan Havey, Tereza Rizzardi, Mia McGovern Zaini, Garret Dillahunt
  • Director: Andrew Dominik
  • pulpficat - 1 June 2024
    Marilyn Monroe Deserved Better
    It's an absolute masterpiece of misery. It's not just exploitative, misogynistic, and sexist. It's also degrading and dehumanizing, like the filmmakers got together and said, "How can we make this poor woman's life even worse?"

    As if being terrible isn't enough, it's also boring. Yes, it's a snooze-fest that's ridiculously pleased with itself. It parades around like it's got something profound to say, but it doesn't have a clue. The film isn't really about Marilyn Monroe; it's about making her suffer. Imagine turning one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century into an avatar of unending pain. There's no room for the real Marilyn's multidimensionality here. Nope, she's just a canvas for every indignity and horror imaginable.

    Can't wait for the sequel. Maybe Blonde 2: Even Blonder, Even More Miserable.
  • cjonesas - 27 January 2024
    [7.4] The more you are beautiful and worshiped, the more you are fragile
    A tragic movie weaving dramatic islands of Marilyn Monroe's life, "fictionalized and dramatized à souhait !", played awesomely, beautifully and believably by the energized, hot and talented Ana de Armas who gave it all.

    It is agreeable, the weakest part of the movie is its episodic-style storyline and screenplay plots that somehow managed and tried very hard to bring us the "maximum" about the actress' successful and tragic at the same time life.

    The raw scene with the President, its follow-up and continuity was not really necessary and the discovery of her resting eternally on her bed and aftermath of her death would have suited way more the title and movie.

    • Screenplay/storyline/plots: 6.5
    • Development: 8
    • Realism: 7.5
    • Entertainment: 7
    • Acting: 8
    • Filming/photography/cinematography: 8.5
    • VFX: 9
    • Music/score/sound: 8.5
    • Depth: 6.5
    • Logic: 6
    • Flow: 6.5
    • Drama/history: 7
    • Ending: 7.