Terry Hunter reviews BLONDE

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022 at 12:30 PM HST
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Marilyn Monroe, the Hollywood actress known as the “Blonde Bombshell, passed away 60 years ago, but her star power endures. A new film on Netflix called BLONDE is one of more than a dozen films that deal with her life. The main reason to see BLONDE is the astonishingly good performance of Ana de Armas as Marilyn. The Cuban actress truly inhabits Monroe’s character and in this film looks so much like her that you can barely tell them apart. BLONDE is a brilliant but disturbing blend of fact and fiction, a creatively photographed nightmare that portrays her tragic life so vividly that it’s sometimes hard to watch. Not everything in the film works, and it’s too long at two hours and forty seven minutes. But since it’s on Netflix, you can watch in more than one sitting. And if the tragic story becomes too much, you can always just turn it off. But if you have Netflix, do give BLONDE a try.