Spencer (2021)

“Well here, there is only one tense. There is no future. The past and the present are the same thing.” – Diana

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – On a Royal Family holiday, Princess Diana contemplates whether this is the life she wants to remain a part of.

My Take on it – This is a film that I wanted to enjoy much more than I truly did.

Kristen Stewart is great in the title role, but the story moves along at a far too leisurely pace for it’s own good and drags along far too much.

The problem here is that not much really happens throughout the course of the film since this is all about a decision making process.

The fact that her facial expressions say so much about her mood and disposition about whether to continue living the extravagant life of a Royal or give it up for her own happiness is great, but unfortunately not enough to make things more engaging to watch.

Stewart had great chemistry with the two young actors playing William and Harry, and it truly feels like a real mother-son relationship throughout when she is with them especially given the fact that they are supposedly the only members of the Royal family who actually like her

The story isn’t engaging enough to the audience and that hurts things too much because Diana was such a loved person by the public even if not by the Royals themselves and it doesn’t resonate well enough here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Princess Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe watched the film and said of Kristen Stewart’s performance: “Out of all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, she’s the closest to her. She managed to perfect her mannerisms.” (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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