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I never read reviews before I watch a film because I want no preconceived ideas of the quality of what I'm watching. I prefer to make those decisions on my own. I can see now that is a very good policy. Reading some of the reviews after having seen Diana I was shocked because I found the film to be a terrific portrayal of Princess Diana by Naomi Watts. Yes, Watts is truly a good actress and also a beautiful woman. Yes, she is much shorter than Diana and, therefore, perhaps not quite as elegant; but she couldn't have done a better job I don't believe.
I think most people were disappointed because Watts did the unthinkable; she didn't bring Diana back from the grave. Diana is STILL dead. She did, however, very nicely portray Diana as a real person with real feelings and much of the film was very surprising if the writers have guessed accurately about the actual conversations which took place between Diana and the supporting cast. I liked the person Diana in the film, whom Watts created, even if that isn't truly the REAL Diana, it's a way I'd like to remember her. We will never really know for sure, will we?
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