Blonde is a discussable experiment brought on by Netflix in 2022. We had the opportunity to watch it, and we feel we have to recommend you because the film is at least unique.
Don’t expect the precise reproduction of Marlyn’s biography; otherwise, you will be disappointed. But instead, a fictional biography inspired by the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, “Blonde”.
Another good reason to watch “Blonde” is to admire the performance delivered by Ana de Armas in the role of Marilyn. She is genuinely touching, and we loved how Ana managed to reproduce facial expressions, dancing movements and part of Marilyn’s soul. It’s a remarkable performance that may target an Oscar nomination.
The film received a 2022 Nominee at the Venice Film Festival for Best Film.
|Release Date||September 2022 in America|
|Genre||Biography – Romance – Drama|
|Duration||2 hours and 47 minutes|
|Director||Dan Berk and Robert Olsen|
|Actors||Ana de Armas (Norma Jeane) – Lily Fisher (Young Norma Jeane)|
Without providing any spoilers, you will love the costumes, Ana and the reproduction of the glorious scenes and environments. But you will find yourself questioning the meaning of this movie.
We are planning a detailed review, but let us know your opinion after you have watched Blonde.
Blonde explores the life of Norma Jeane and her artistic transformation in the legendary role of Marilyn Monroe. But, again, this is not an authentic biography but a creative experiment to deliver a fictional story of Marilyn Monroe.
The film explores the challenging split Norma Jeane needed to deal with to become the most iconic, beautiful, and legendary actress ever.
Blonde – Trailer
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We hope you will enjoy “Blonde” at least a bit more than we did. Ana de Armas deserves it, but the director, Andrew Dominik, could have delivered a masterpiece.
It was a film that created a lot of expectations. But it was finally a way to celebrate the Diva we love. Instead, we felt that the film damaged Marilyn and missed several key points of her life and personality that could have made Blonde a masterpiece.