Having waited over two years for this to be released in cinemas, I had high expectations. I was not let down. This film is beautifully scripted, directed and filmed and the acting is faultless. Michelle Williams is captivating as Ms Monroe, and surely deserves an Oscar for her performance. She obviously spent a lot of time researching this role. The supporting actors are brilliant too. To hardcore Marilyn fans, this is a delight. To those who do not know so much about her life and work, this film serves as an overview at a particular time in Marilyn's life and hints at other aspects of her professional and personal life at the time. Despite what may have become a melancholy film, there is humour throughout for good measure. A must have.