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Biopic attempting to tell the real story of Diana, Princess of Wales, made at a time when she was already deeply unhappy and her marriage to Prince Charles was known to be troubled, but ... See full summary »
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Working in England, attractive blonde American reporter Jennifer Morrison (as Rachel Visco) is notified that former UK "Princess" Diana Spencer and her lover "Dodi" Fayed are staying at the luxurious Ritz Hotel in Paris. Sensing the frequently photographed woman has a major announcement, Ms. Morrison gets the assignment and is at the scene when Ms. Spencer's high-speed car crash end her life in 1997. Morrison correctly realizes the "paparazzi" did not cause the accident, as initially reported. When she investigates, Morrison discovers evidence of a "cover up" and finds her own life threatened...
This is based on the identically-titled book by Noel Botham, where it's called, "The cover-up of the century!" Interestingly, the film covers itself with an opening disclaimer...
When famous people die suddenly, conspiracy stories follow. The subject here, and "royal" people in general, are immensely popular in the media. "Princess Di" was one of the most popular, and you could not avoid stories about her; she was photogenic and outspoken. At the time, Spencer's crusade against landmines was admirable and the Queen's announcement that her former daughter-in-law would be stripped of her "Princess" title was amusing. Spencer was a breath of fresh air, though stories about the royal family are a bore; those highly fascinated may enjoy this "Lifetime" TV-movie.
**** The Murder of Princess Diana (8/25/07) John Strickland ~ Jennifer Morrison, Gregori Derangere, Kevin McNally, Jules Werner
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