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.