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6.12 h 51 min200116+
"Blonde" chronicles major events in Marilyn Monroe's life and intertwines them with fictional interpretations of her interactions with friends, family, and other prominent public figures. Tenderly juxtaposing her status as a Hollywood icon with her private personality, this engrossing miniseries paints a picture that conveys a sense of who both Marilyn and Norma Jean really were.
Joyce Chopra
Patrick DempseyAnn-MargretPoppy Montgomery
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Patricia RichardsonWallace ShawnGriffin DunneAndrew ClarkeBen AndersonBernard Curry
Philip KlienbartRobert Greenwald
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4.2 out of 5 stars

206 global ratings

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JohnCReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my favorite sad movies
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I was grateful for the disclaimer that this was a work of fiction about real people; even so, it's one of the saddest movies I've ever seen about a truly unhappy life. Ms. Montgomery was brilliant, and I'm glad that almost 20 years later she is still going strong. By definition, actors are usually different from the characters they play, and this movie demonstrates that very clearly. Even though the interactions in this movie were fictional, it is true that Norma Jeane Baker had a sad and troubled life personally and professionally, and died at only 36 worrying about being "over the hill"; Poppy Montgomery is in her late 40's , is a married Mom, and is still working and is still doing romantic glamorous roles. And yet 20 years ago she transformed herself into the painfully complex, abused, exploited, sad, and ultimately tragic personality that was Norma Jeane Baker. Brilliant work, Ms. Montgomery, absolutely brilliant. She should have won an Emmy for this work. I've heard that she is considered to be a "ray of sunshine" on every set she's on; I hope that's true, and I hope her personal life is as fulfilling for her as her professional life has been successful. Well done, Ms. Montgomery.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not historically accurate, a poor portrayal of Marilyn's life
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I've seen a few movies based on Marilyn Monroe and have done research myself. Didn't feel this one stayed true to who Marilyn was or the events in her life. They glossed over the important life moments and seemed to focus more on her little love triangle between her and two men, which by the way, I have never read anything about prior to seeing this film. Poppy Montgomery does a good job, but overall it fell flat for me. There are much better movies out there about Marilyn that capture who whole self and not this one sided version.
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jackie olsonReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Embarrassed that I Watched This!
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I'm sorry.......I can't relate to the positive reviews of this film. If people liked this, I can't imagine what drivel they have been watching! This film portrays Marilyn as dumb, dirty and without substance. They lead actress was terrible! The constant giggling is embarrassing to watch. Don't insult the legand by putting this mental picture of Marilyn in your head!
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AmalinaReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
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The performance of the leading actress is very poor and unconvincing. The movie depicted Marilyn as promiscuous and stupid woman with serious psychological problems. The movie failed to picture Marilyn's talent, charm, stunning looks, gracefulness, and inner beauty.
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Hurricane RiderReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Poppy Montgomery did a fantastic job
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I think that Poppy Montgomery did a fantastic job portraying MM. I can't imagine it would be easy; she even got her walk down! It was a depressing ending and a different perspective which I enjoyed but I felt like some things did not flow well in the writing. However, still a good movie. Just sad that such a star that was so vivacious on camera had such a hard time off camera. I also thought the casting was perfect; (having read a few books about MM). The movie does a good job of looking into the personal moments of what should have been a private life.
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hawthorne woodReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Really wanted to see this, however the format is hard for me to look at.
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Sadly, I couldn't watch this film based upon Joyce Carol Oates's famous book of the same name. JCO is one of my all time favorite writers and I loved her book, but the square format simply doesn't do the subject justice and I found it irritating to watch. In fact, there are a number of films with the same problem for me here on Prime, darn it. Someone needs to tell editors of these films for streaming not to truncate a masterpiece.
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Denise I. Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great performances by the actresses portraying Monroe
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Admittedly, I was grateful to be able to fast forward some scenes while I was streaming. That said, the women playing Monroe were captivating. The film was uneven, as evidently, it was an adaptation of a novel by Joyce Carol Oates. What the script did have that differed from other film portrayals was background regarding her relationships with the men in her career, her marriages, her mother, and serious mental problems.
KittyReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Marilyn Monroe had a sad life. She didn't know how to handle herself. I've heard about her sometimes. She had a mental illness, just like her mother. That movie is very good. I have never heard of Poppy Montgomery before but I know about Patricia Richardson and Patrick Dempsey.
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