Colin Clark’s ‘Laddish Fantasy’

The journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Collins – who wrote a lovely profile of MM in the Radio Times recently – was disappointed by My Week With Marilyn:

“Because it’s based on Clark’s account, published after Marilyn was long dead, we only have his word for what went on behind closed doors (he died in 2002, by the way), and it all starts to feel a little like a laddish fantasy … If Williams or Branagh find themselves with award nominations for their parts, it will be fine and dandy, as both put in good work. But the film strives to be both saccharine and sad at the same time, and, for me, ultimately curdles.”