As a film and a 'biopic' (well, kind of), it does the job fairly well and is directed/shot in some creative and memorable ways. But, I have a problem with fictional tales, including having a president rape her, being included. People who don't do some reading after watching this will watch this and take it as read. So much of it is fictional and dramatised. Just like the people crying misogyny when it's adapted from a novel written by a woman. Wasn't her life interesting enough to not need so much BS? Trying to fit in 36 years of someone's life in three hours is always going to be impossible, but it does leave you asking lots of questions with unfinished secondary plot points. Also, Marilyn seemed to be incredibly naive, innocent, almost bipolar at times, with lots of issues herself that are never delved into too deeply. Maybe it was intentional, but as the viewer, I don't think you ever really know who she is. To complement this film, we really need another three hours just going deeper into 6-12 months of her life.