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Diane (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 March 2019 (USA)
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Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face.

Director:

Kent Jones

Writer:

Kent Jones
9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Kay Place ... Diane
Jake Lacy ... Brian
Estelle Parsons ... Mary
Andrea Martin ... Bobbie
Deirdre O'Connell ... Donna
Glynnis O'Connor ... Dottie
Joyce Van Patten ... Madge
Kerry Flanagan ... Nurse jackie
Phyllis Somerville ... Ina
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Tally
Ray Iannicelli ... Al Rymanowski
David Tuttle David Tuttle ... Minister
Marcia Haufrecht ... Carol Rymanowski
Mike Hartman Mike Hartman ... Bartender
Cara Yeates Cara Yeates ... Dorie
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Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Written specifically for Mary Kay Place. See more »

Goofs

At 1:12:09, Diane strikes out "and" in her note. At 1:12:14, "and" is unstruck again. See more »

Quotes

Brian: I taught myself to disapprove of you, okay. I've used that against you.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits start rolling, it is written in the right bottom corner, "This film is for Carisa" See more »

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My Love
Written by Louis Lupinacci
Performed by Louie Lupo & The Swaggers
Published by Saxist Music(ASCAP), Getcha Music (ASCAP) and Oldwick Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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Realistic caregiver with some surprising twists
12 August 2019 | by doxxman5See all my reviews

Diane is a very moving portrayal of a 70 year old woman who takes care of everyone, from her older parents and cousins to her 30 something son (Jake Lacy) strung out on drugs. It is interesting and all too rare to see such a giving portrayal of a human being who is far from perfect, but tries so hard to be. As the film jumps through time we see the results of her efforts but are also confronted with things she cannot change, as people in the end are always going to fall back to what their true nature is.

The movie is directed by Kent Jones, a film critic and long time supporter of character actors like Mary Kay Place, who plays Diane almost too knowingly. The movie is full of only character actors, and so becomes a study of what it means to be a person who is often forgotten and over looked in our lives. Some actors start off in small roles and grow to become movie stars, recent examples might be Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Taraji Henson to name a few....but so many actors become people that we look at and say: "hey I know that persons face, but what's their name again?" Diane is an example of what it's like to be a caregiver in life, and a caregiver in acting. It is a film that I wouldnt call "happy" but I would call life affirming, with a really nice ending. Movies that truly mean something and portray ordinary people well are all too rare.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,467, 31 March 2019

Gross USA:

$336,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$336,166
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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