Blonde ★★½

“NO, NOT ANOTHER FETUS SHOT!” was definitely not something I anticipated audibly yelling at my tv while watching this Marilyn Monroe film.

I get what Andrew Dominik was going for here: a heavily stylized waking nightmare to make you see the world of celebrity through Marilyn’s eyes and slowly feel devoured by it. I was rooting for this film, but the way it was executed just did not work. Between the incessant reminders of her daddy issues and the eventually numbing effect her constant spiritual anguish playing out had, I could not ever fully give in to its handful of great scenes knowing some clumsy, poor taste style choice was right around the corner.

Ana De Armas deserves another crack at this, she really owns the role.

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