Adapted from a memoir by Colin Clark, this British feature recounts his brief friendship with Marilyn Monroe in 1957, when he was a lowly assistant for Laurence Olivier’s production company and she was causing her usual diva problems on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. There’s nothing here about Monroe that we haven’t been told a thousand times already: she was sexy, she was troubled; she was warm, she was selfish; she took pills, she lit up the screen. Michelle Williams shoulders the daunting task of portraying the screen legend, and though she requires a body double with the appropriate curves, she gives a sweet and nicely vulnerable performance. British TV veteran Simon Curtis directed; with Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh (as Olivier), and Julia Ormond (as Vivien Leigh).