Warning: This article contains major spoilers for "Blonde."Andrew Dominik's "Blonde," a fictional look at the trauma and tumult in the life of cinematic icon Marilyn Monroe, bears only a passing resemblance to reality. Instead, the film — which is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' book of the same name — is an unending string of disappointments, degradations, humiliations, and pain. Over the course of 2 hours and 47 minutes, Marilyn is beaten, raped, lied to, cheated on, exploited, and more. It's a punishing watch.

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