The Misfits Reviews
It's odd, but I suppose this is one of those rare examples where actors 'play themselves' and it fits perfectly with the story.
Marilyn Monroe: A dumb slut who became famous from marrying a baseball player and by posing nude in Playboy. She is the worst actress ever just watch The Seven Year Itch.
Audrey Hepburn: A great actress who became famous from her great performances in Broadway shows which led her to movies that made her one of the greatest actresses ever like watch Breakfast at Tiffany's, Funny Face, Roman Holiday, My Fair Lady, Wait Until Dark, Charade, and Sabrina she had great performances in all her movies. She won over 10 Academy Awards 3 for Best Actress and she got nominated 8 times for best Actress and won 4 of them for Breakfast at Tiffany's, Wait Until Dark, Sabrina, and Roman Holiday. So Audrey Hepburn is way better than Marilyn Monroe in everything except in posing nude since Hepburn would never do that and Marilyn would so Marilyn would win by forfeit. Stupid Capote you sir are an idiot for wanted Monroe are all gay guys stupid or just the ones that have a penis stuck up in their ass. Also only 17 critics rated this which is nothing if 17 critics rated Breakfast at Tiffany's than it would get 100%. Also Audrey Hepburn has way more movies that are 100% then Monroe. Monroe's acting is horrible just watch Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop and Let's Make Love but Audrey Hepburn's acting is incredibly excellently fantastically brilliantly amazing just like her movies Audrey Hepburn is a legendary actress and her movies touched my heart and they were inspiring and they were all incredibly brilliantly excellently fantastically amazing. So Audrey Hepburn > Monroe
It feels old to me, not chronologically, but it's from an old 1950s New York stage world where neurotic characters struggle hopelessly to find meaning in their sad, meaningless lives. Marilyn's character is amazingly like Piper Laurie's character in The Hustler, also 1961. Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, William Inge - they don't speak to me like they used to, maybe they still do to some young people, maybe not. Oh, I should mention that Clark Gable is terrible, Thelma Ritter is also playing a role, unlike Marilyn and maybe Eli Wallach, who sort of melt into their characters.
For me, any film that attempts to demystify the myth of the "Old West" will always be judged against the paramount example of that theme, Midnight Cowboy. To that end, The Misfits falls flat in comparison. Monroe's character's moral compass is broadly drawn and shallow, as are the half-baked themes of individual responsibility and class stratification. Huston's direction, as usual, is smart and lean, but that's about it.