The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.
Posters for the film were hung at Place de l'Alma in Paris, near the entrance to the tunnel where the Princess of Wales died in a car accident in 1997. After an uproar, the posters were eventually removed at the request of French distributor Le Pacte. See more »
When Diana is flying a private jet there's a scene filmed from outside the plane and we can see it's a Embraer Legacy 450 with Tail Registration number PT-TNN. That aircraft did not exist at 1997 and the registration number if for a Brazilian aircraft. See more »
It is not the horror of landmines that is making the headlines back home, but reports of the Princess's romance with Dodi Fayed. Speculation fueled by the arrival last night of a car similar to that owned by the Princess.
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Mildly interesting, but mostly dull. Details the last two years of Princess Diana's life, and especially her relationship with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
The fact that the movie concentrates on this one relationship means its already doomed to be mediocre at best. Romantic-dramas are generally dull, formulaic affairs and romantic biopics are even worse, as they smack of voyeurism. This movie is no different: the romantic side is dull and schmaltzy.
What prevents this movie from being a total waste of time is the other aspects of Diana's life: her untiring work for a number of causes, and the results of these efforts, being one. More darkly, the invasiveness of the paparazzi, and media in general, is examined. Pity the movie didn't examine how they contributed directly to her death...
Naomi Watts' performance in the lead role is quite weak. Supporting cast, especially Naveen Andrews, are fine.
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