'My Week With Marilyn' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>R; 1:39 running time</b><br><br>
Amid pedestrian staging and direction, Michelle Williams valiantly presents a woman who is equal parts calculation and guilelessness, and whose crippling insecurities and chronic lateness drove Olivier to distraction. Was Monroe a great actress? More accurate to say she was a fearsomely popular star with flashes of greatness in her, though part of the frustration with "My Week With Marilyn" lies in the quality of the original film. First-time feature film director Simon Curtis has made a minor picture about a minor picture, major talents notwithstanding. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-1121-my-week-with-marilyn-20111122,0,5973984.column>"My Week With Marilyn" movie review</a>

R; 1:39 running time

Amid pedestrian staging and direction, Michelle Williams valiantly presents a woman who is equal parts calculation and guilelessness, and whose crippling insecurities and chronic lateness drove Olivier to distraction. Was Monroe a great actress? More accurate to say she was a fearsomely popular star with flashes of greatness in her, though part of the frustration with "My Week With Marilyn" lies in the quality of the original film. First-time feature film director Simon Curtis has made a minor picture about a minor picture, major talents notwithstanding. -- Michael Phillips

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