The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe airs on Lifetime in two parts on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. You may think you've seen it all before, but you haven't. Not like this.
While other Marilyn Monroe biographies have gone out of their way to portray Marilyn in the most scandalous way possible, here she's portrayed with kindness and humanity, even though you'll see more than ever before how the mental illness that ran through her family life impacted her personally.
Kelly Garner so embodies Marilyn that sometimes, just for an instant, you'll forget you're watching a biography. Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, Academy Award Nominee Emily Watson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also star.
There are lovely nods to iconic moments and brilliant costume design. Of course, there are some details that are wrong. There always are. But the good far outweighs the bad in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, giving a fresh perspective on a long dead actress who has never stopped intriguing audiences the world over.
If you've always wondered what the real life of this legendary star might have been like, you absolutely cannot go wrong investing your time in this incredible homage.