Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 ()


Season 1
Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Critics Consensus

Offering few revelations, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe treads the same well-worn path as many other Monroe biopics, despite an admirable performance by Kelli Garner.

55%

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Critic Ratings: 11

72%

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User Ratings: 34

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Audience Reviews for Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1

  • Jul 02, 2018
    I've been a huge fan of Marilyn since I was kid so of course I jumped at the opportunity to watch another show about her but it was a mistake watching this. The acting is terrible. To me it seems like they just pulled a girl off of the streets who looked somewhat like Marilyn and gave her the role. I never write reviews and I actually went out of my way to make an account on here just to write this review, so that should tell you how bad I think this is.
  • Jun 03, 2015
    The real winner in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is Kelli Garner. She's sold out to Monroe in every aspect - and probably the best portrayal of the Hollywood bombshell to date. http://bit.ly/1EZywfP
  • Jun 01, 2015
    going watch this now :)
  • May 29, 2015
    What I got to say about the first part of "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" is starting off on a weak start for my opinion. The performances by the cast is okay for the most part. "Kelli Garner's performance as Miss Monroe is not believable at all. That's not a good thing. The directing and screenplay is okay at this point. The cinematography is fine. Finally the score is fine. "Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" for my opinion is exalting to the real idle Marilyn Monroe truly is.
  • May 12, 2015
    I never felt so uncomfortable watching a movie (SAG screening on May 10) . It was almost entirely about negative episodes in her life, plus they were clumsy instead of subtle. In the '50s and early '60s, the love scenes with future husbands DiMaggio and Miller would have been more delicate. I doubt if she tore off DiMaggio's clothing. DiMaggio was more sensitive and shy than was portrayed by Jeff Dean Morgan, a handsome and aggressive "leading man." Jack Noseworthy looked more like an awkward college student than a psychiatrist. His scenes were especially blundering. I question the authenticity of scenes with Marilyn in a straightjacket and DiMaggio beating her. Other audience members said they liked the movie, but only because this is the type of movie you're "supposed to" like -- an exposure of a tragic figure. And where was the exposure? It was all things that we knew, except for some scenes that probably didn't even happen.

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