Diana 2013

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(85) IMDb 5.4/10
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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
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew John Parker on 7 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Released in 2013 to terrible backlash (a staggeringly bad 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) but I decided to watch it myself. I can only say that this is not one of those films that make you say 'it's so bad, it's good', it's just shocking. Focusing on the two years prior to her death in Paris in 1997, this is a whistle stop look at basically the items that appeared in the press over that period - ie: if it was on the front cover of The Sun then it will feature somewhere in the film. The filmmakers have then decided to come up with what the people involved would have been saying behind the scenes and when they ran out of ideas just jump on to the next month, or year! The script is the worst of all, and even actors you may regard as being sound, look like they're just trying to remember a line they've seen only a couple of minutes ago. An example of this is when Diana's assistant resigns after her BBC interview, how bad is that line 'you are my rock' that she delivers?. It's embarrassing. It's done with no conviction at all, to be quite honest, all involved should be thoroughly ashamed. You certainly won't recognise any of the 'real life' characters here either (Fayed, Paul Burrell, Christiaan Barnard). It's been said in other reviews here, do not waste your money, this is truly the film that you can say 'that's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt Wright on 8 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The first 45 minutes could be seen as some of the worst scenes of any biopic ever made.

Then it becomes a sub-par TV movie.

The film's cinematography may be good, but as a whole the film doesn't work. Everything is forced. The romance is wooden. And Watts' English accent is odd.

The film acts as if it's Stephen Frears' The Queen, building up suspense to the reveal of Naomi Watts as Diana, but she doesn't look like Diana. Yet it wouldn't make a difference as the way she is directed, mixed with the poor script results in a weirdly off performance for the central character.

There are nice moments, especially nearer the end, as the press becomes too much.

Apart from that this film feels to safe. I didn't feel like I found out anything new. It just needed some kind of edge. Maybe it did need to offend somebody.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Lang on 21 April 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucy on 4 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
This film is meant to be based around Diana's relationship after her marriage ended with the prince. Being very young when she passed away, I was not able to remember alot of facts surrounding Diana's life.

To be honest, I thought that alot of the film was quite distasteful and really boring. It centered far too much on intimate scenes. It was never going to be easy making a film about one of the most loved princesses in the world. Other aspects of her life could have been made into a film which would have made it more interesting.

Also, in my own opinion, Naomi's acting was quite wooden in parts. However, this may be down to the poor script.

Worth watching if curious, but perhaps not something I would buy if I had known what it would be like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Olivier BRETON on 23 Aug 2014
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We were very very disappointed by this movie. We expected to watch the life and all the achievements of Lady Di but it was not. Instead the whole movie spends almost 2 hours only to show a relationship between a doctor and Lady Di as if it would resume all her life. It is such a shame: it does not reflect her life at all. She has done so much for children and for fighting against war for example that it would have been great to talk about it.
I really do like Naomi Watts as an actress but she does not perform well in this role. She is not credible at all in Lady Di position. Actually after 5 minutes, we forget that we are talking about a princess and it looks like more as a bad teenage movie.
Don't waste your time and money.
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10 of 12 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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