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Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic 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.

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Tv Season Info

Marilyn Monroe's private life, including her relationship with her mentally ill mother, is dramatised.

Cast

Kelli Garner
as Marilyn Monroe
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
as Joe DiMaggio
Emily Watson
as Grace McKee
Eva Amurri
as Young Gladys

Critic Reviews for Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Garner convincingly captures the ill-fated, love-craving blonde bombshell while Sarandon summons up more than a one-note character and Morgan brings DiMaggio back to prideful, brutish life.

June 1, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's little more than a fragmented series of sketches stitched together by an ineffectual structure.

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Sluggish Monroe biopic depicts a complicated private life.

June 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you're hoping for insights into Monroe's life that you've never heard before, you're almost certain to be disappointed, but if you're looking for a sexy, nuanced lead performance and a few other highlights? There are reasons to watch.

May 30, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

In portraying a unique star who's been impersonated by scores of actresses, Kelli Garner manages to bring a freshness to her interpretation of Monroe that never feels like caricature.

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is a glum retread of Monroe's legend, with a flat script by Stephen Kronish and direction by Laurie Collyer who gives it all a funereal, depressed tone even when Monroe's career is at its height.

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

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