Diana 2013

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Celebrated and adored by millions, she was the Queen of people's hearts, yet the bittersweet story of the last man to truly capture hers has never before been told.

Starring:
Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews
Runtime:
1 hour 52 minutes

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Diana

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Genres Drama
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Lang on 21 April 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Unlike the majority of the feedback, (possibly fuelled by the panning of the critical press) I loved this movie, which intentionally focuses on the relationship between Diana and Hasnat Khan. If other viewers were expecting a full bio of her life, no wonder they were disappointed. I was impressed (unlike the rest) with the sets and costumes which I found convincing, and lavish. Naomi Watts was thoroughly believable as Diana and contrasted well with the character depicted as her lover. The writers had done their research and the torture suffered by those pursued by the paparazzi was only too apparent. I feel it unfair to label the script as being a weak "Mills and Boon" style slushy TV-movie - I found it to depict the characters as human, with all their frailties - and strengths, brilliantly. In short it was a window on her short life and an excuse to relive the period just before a very very sad loss.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G Kameron on 26 April 2014
Format: DVD
This film has been panned in the media, and I don't understand that. Expected a cheesy, insensitive, embarrassing portrayal in line with the critics, and thought the film was extremely good and very insightful. We'll never know how true the portrayal of those private moments really was, but it was a fascinating, respectful, and an insightful take on the life of the most famous woman the world has ever known. Very good acting as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Darren Monaghan on 18 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
amazing film. Naomi Watts played Princess Diana well and i think the film should have been reviewed better with critics!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terry on 2 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Naomi Watts was fantastic as Princess Diana!

Don't listen to what people are saying about the movie just watch it!
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Tippi on 21 Oct 2013
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed this film, despite it's overwhelmingly bad reviews. I understand that it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I think some people have rather ganged up on this film; that's just my opinion. It has very little to do with Di's public life and her death, which I think disappointed some people. It focuses almost entirely upon her relationship with Hasnat Khan. It's a sweet, romantic film, and when I saw it, there wasn't a dry eye in the cinema by the end!

Give this film a try, you never know, you might just enjoy it!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
There are good biographical movies. There are bad biographical movies. And there are biographical movies that rape the fabric of space-time with their wretchedness.

Guess what kind "Diana" is.

In fact, this seething drippy movie is not even a biographical piece -- it's more of a filmed fanfiction, allegedly about the late princess' affair with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (who hated this movie). Everything about "Diana" goes completely wrong, from Naomi Watts' breathy brainless performance to the driveling soap-opera script that seems more appropriate for the Lifetime Channel.

At the time of the film's beginning, Princess Diana (Watts) is pretty much at the end of her marriage to Prince Charles (Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Film) but is still loved and followed by everybody. Then she meets Khan (Naveen Andrews), whose devotion to saving lives immediately interests her -- and "I'm a princess; I always get what I want."

The two begin an affair, and Diana is dazzled by the normalcy of his life -- jazz, burgers, watching sports on TV, etc. And since Diana was a dazed ingenue with NO idea how to handle the press or her image, only Khan can coach her in how to use her celebrity for good. But the constant attention and paparazzi start to wear on their relationship, driving them apart -- and eventually, leading to tragedy.

Director Oliver Hirschbiegel is possibly the biggest Diana fanboy since EVER, and he presents the last years of her life like a bad romance novel. He bludgeons us with all sorts of sentimental glorifying garbage intermingled with a bad romantic plot. This is a Princess Di movie meant to appeal to people who already think she was a saint, and thus won't step on their toes.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
"Diana" (2013 release from the UK; 113 min.) brings the last 2 years in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. As the movie opens, we see Diana (played by Naomi Watts) getting ready in the Ritz Hotel in Paris, on that infamous day of August 31, 1997. Then the movie jumps back 2 years earlier. Diana and Charles are living separate lives. We see Diana in sweatpants and unhappy (and alone) at her London residence). By chance Diana meets Hasnat Khan, a Pakistani heart surgeon (played by Naveen Andrews). It isn't before long that Diana and Khan are falling for each other, and must go to extraordinary measures to keep this a secret from the press and from the world. Khan tells Diana about his passion for football (a/k/a soccer) and jazz, and at one point Diana even dons a black wig and the two go to a jazz club in London, where Diana has the time of her life. To tell you more of the 'plot' would be pointless.

Several comments: this movie has been universally panned by the critics, and it obviously has not done well at the box office either (more on that later), so I must admit I had some doubts about seeing this, but given that Naomi Watts was playing Diana, I took a chance on this. As it turns out, I quite enjoyed this movie! I have no idea whether the events between Diana and Kahn as depicted in this movie are accurate or whether some of them even happened at all (did the two of them really snuck out of London in Diana's butler's car and took a trip to the cliffs of Dover?).
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