“Our characters’ identities come into sharp focus against a social backdrop in two vivid scenes. Megan is inevitably the odd one out at a backyard house party, and her cringe-worthy inner commentary betrays a really lonely experience. While Jillian’s instinct to help Elena at a church function seems partly motivated by guilt, her authentic desire to be part of the group makes us wince even harder as a group of snide ladies shut down her efforts.”

“So even with an IQ of 168, Marilyn could never escape her breakthrough role as not only a “dumb blonde,” but also as the centerpiece of a nude calendar. When she talked business, executives saw plump flesh and plush velvet – not an artist with a voice and a vision. Besides, no one was willing to place an expensive motion picture in the hands of a woman they’d fantasized about in the shower.”