November 24, 2011 10:00 PM

‘My Week With Marilyn’: A vulnerable, believable Monroe | 2½ stars

Watching “My Week With Marilyn” is like seeing an actual, long-lost Marilyn Monroe film: It’s not that great, but the star is mesmerizing. Michelle Williams conveys the mix of canny manipulation and desperate insecurity that defined Monroe, going well beyond the obvious mimicry that a lesser actress would rely on.

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