Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Oct 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A look at the courtship and marriage that was meant to be a fairy tale, yet seemed to have been the exact opposite once Charles and Diana wed.
My Take on it – Fascinating musical that is able to show the ups and downs of the relations between the Royals so well.
The music is catchy and allows for the story to unfold in grandiose ways despite it’s lack of predictability due to it being historical.
The characters are quite sympathetic in the way that they are portrayed and that adds a whole new level t things since it makes it even harder to “root” for either side.
The story is obviously a truncated version of the real events, yet they still manage to capture the gist of how a rift could form even in what might seem on the outside to be the most perfect union.
The characters pretty much all resemble their real life counterparts and that also helps give another layer of realism to everything that is shown here.
The soundtrack is great and it’s hard to get rid of some of the tunes from spinning in my head.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Princess Diana’s surprise performance at the Royal Opera House occurred at a “Friends of Covent Garden” charity event on December 23, 1985. It is not mentioned in this musical, but she danced to “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel. Although the reason Prince Charles gives for being agitated by the performance is that it is unbecoming of a member of the royal family to perform at the event, the couple had performed a skit at the event one year earlier. The “Uptown Girl” event is also depicted in The Crown: Avalanche (2020). (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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