Diana 2013

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Biopic starring Naomi Watts as the eponymous public icon, Diana Princess of Wales. The film tells the story of Diana's final two years before her death in Paris in 1997. Shortly after her divorce from Prince Charles, Diana began dating the respected British Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews), although this relationship was short-lived due to Khan's insistence on keeping his matters private. During this period of her life Diana undertook a variety of fund-raising and charity work which only strengthened her appeal and reputation in the public eye and her relationship with Dodi Fayed (Cas Anvar), son of Egyptian business magnate Mohamed Al-Fayed, also garnered much public attention. However, it is this relationship that would spell the end for Diana as both were killed in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris - an event which has been a topic of debate ever since.

Starring:
Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 53 minutes
Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Juliet Stevenson, Cas Anvar
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel
Genres Drama
Studio Entertainment One
Rental release 24 March 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 53 minutes
Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Juliet Stevenson, Cas Anvar
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel
Genres Drama
Studio Momentum Pictures
Rental release 24 March 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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8 of 8 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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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
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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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Nov 2013
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"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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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful By mummy spoon on 17 Oct 2013
Format: DVD
I don't really listen to what critics say about films, positive or negative, I would rather judge it for myself so I decided straight away that I wanted to watch this film to see if it could really be that bad.
I am a big fan of Naomi Watts and she stars in several of my favourite films so I found it hard to believe that she would take this role of such an iconic woman if it wasn't a great script and ultimately going to be a great film, unfortunately I couldn't have been more wrong.
Firstly I have to say that the cast did the best they could with what they were given, Naomi Watts got the voice and mannerisms of Diana perfectly but other than that it was just simply terrible, the script was cringeworthy and the whole thing just felt like a cheesy made for Tv movie, I actually feel sorry for the cast as I don't think this turned out to be what they thought it would. I doubt anyone will be brave enough to attemp a film about Diana again for a very long time and it's probably for the best, I don't think people are ready for it yet, hopefully when they do though, it will be much better than this abomination.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louise Chester on 12 April 2014
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Amazing how a story can be told. Got a look behind the life of a very public lady. That we never knew.
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