Michelle Williams is a fabulous actress. She is a classic beauty and is not average at any level. And she’s made some diamonds. Here are the three Michelle Williams movies I watched.
Genre: Adventure/ Fantasy
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff
Description: Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
Opinion: Don’t you just love a good fairytale story? A lot of people criticized this movie, but I loved it. Maybe the acting is over the top, but it’s a Disney fairytale! I especially liked the three witches and the monkey. I also think the China girl was made beautifully. And oof course James…
Favorite character: Finlay (voiced by Zach Braff)
Most memorable quote: “I don’t want to be a good man, I want to be a great one” -Oz-
Best scene: Theodora’s transformation
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams
Description: Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) are a young, working class married couple. Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic. They have a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage..
Opinion: You think it’s just another lovestory, think again. It’s anything but that. A couple tries to think of the better days in their relationship, while nothing is like that anymore. Williams and Gosling have perfect chemistry which makes it all very realistic an believable.
Favorite character: Cindy Pereira (Michelle Williams)
Most memorable quote: “In my experience, the prettier a girl is, the more nuts she is, which makes you insane.” –Dean Pereira-
Best scene: Dean sings and plays the guitar and Cindy dances.
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones
Description: Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's (Kenneth Branagh), documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Opinion: I never knew Marilyn Monroe was such an insecure woman, who was very unhappy. She was obviously very good at hiding it. The story that Colin Clark tells us here, is not very well known. Michelle Williams is the perfect actress to portray her, she shines in every single scene. I think her performance is even better then the movie itself.
Favorite character: Dame Sybil Thorndike (Judi Dench)
Most memorable quote: “Darling, as I'm in England let's say I sleep in nothing but Yardley's lavender”. –Marilyn Monroe-
Best scene: Marilyn and Colin are visiting Windsor Castle, when the employees welcome her. Marilyn decides to give the audience what they want, she puts on a little show for them.
Favorite of the 3: “Blue Valentine”