Debuting at the Venice Film Festival and soon entering the Netflix catalog, the biopic of Marilyn Monroe‘Blonde‘, directed by Andrew Dominikwhich received an indicative rating of NC-17, when the film is recommended for 17+ only, had its first reviews released.
So far, opinions about the film starring Anne of Armsare very positive in general, with several major vehicles highlighting important production points.
Below you can see the general average and also some opinions from the critics:
“Always uncomfortable and at the same time an engaging, dynamic cinema that instigates all the time and must divide opinions for what it proposes to be.” Total Film
“Andrew Dominik’s adaptation creates an iconic portrait of the sex symbol, recreating the glitz and glamour, the film is stunningly beautiful, while revealing the exploration and fragility underneath.” Times
“Alternating between black and white and modern Technicolor, Dominik’s style is visually playful and emotionally dark; the filmmaker denounces the dangers of stardom and expresses the magic of cinema with the other.” The Wrap
“This is a treatise on Marilyn Moroe, the sex symbol who confuses not only reality with fantasy, but empathy with exploitation. Whether despite or because of it all, it’s a must-see.” The Hollywood Reporter
After a traumatic childhood, Norma Jeane Mortenson (Ana de Armas) became an actress in Hollywood in the 1950s and early 1960s. She became a world-famous figure under the stage name Marilyn Monroe. However, behind the spotlight of fame, the actress lived personal wars, and her appearances on screen contrast sharply with the problems of love, exploitation, abuse of power and drug addiction that she faced in her private life. Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring symbols, from her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, to her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, the film presents itself as a speculation on the life of the sex symbol, actress and model. A reimagined story of Monroe’s private life, the film is a fictionalized portrait of the icon’s life from the 1950s and 60s, told through the modern lens of celebrity culture. Based on the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.
‘Blonde’ premieres September 22 on Netflix.