Blonde ½

absolutely terrible


Watching Ana De Armas marooned in this terrible film, and especially in the scenes where she’s asked to recreate some of Marilyn’s more iconic performances, left me desperately hoping people would at the very least be inspired to watch the work Marilyn left behind. In watching Monroe’s films, you can see an intelligence, a bravery, and a spark that Dominik’s script and direction never allows De Armas’s performance to even come close to approaching.

Blonde wants you to believe that it’s bringing an internal depth to Monroe, as if her performances didn’t already have ten times as much complexity as whatever the hell his movie is trying to do.

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