- Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
- Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Romance
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Hirschbiegel and Watts don’t have the nerve for camp. Even a scene of a rejected Diana back at Kensington, forlornly playing Bach at her piano while mascara streams down her face, is played gloomily straight.
Feb 4, 2014First thing is that this is a Film saying something about feelings of a woman, longing for Love and not merely a TV Documentry or a Biopic with real life clippings..so its best not to expect that !!This Famous saying by poet Rumi...”Somewhere between right
and wrong there is a garden…I will meet you there”. That’s the garden of love,
where Diana wanted to go to. The film says a lot about the private life of
Diana, which I guess has been researched on some hard facts. Young Lioness..One
of the most beautiful women of all times…had the whole world in her palm yet
she yearned for The one thing, that is a
gift of only the fortunate- LOVE…She was denied that from her rebound affair
with (one in a million) heart Surgeon- Dr.Khan, who realistically and logically,
choose his career and family over her…only
because she was a princess. But sadly Dr.Khan did not know that love is not to be
analysed from the head …But FELT from the heart, which was what Diana felt…always
from her Heart !! What I gather from the
Film is that…Despite what was expected from the world’s most important woman at
that time, from the Society, Royalty, Paparazzi
and the World at large… she tried her best to Just come out of those clutches
of Royalty to which she had wed into… Yet it seems like No one wanted to see
her in any different image other than Princess Diana…Queen of England ! I feel there is that one dialogue from the
movie- Notting hill by Julia Roberts, which best fits at the END…where Diana
probably might want to have said to the world that…After all... I'm just a
girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her!! …R.I.P. Diana.… Expand
Sep 22, 2014A biographical movie of princess Diana. It tells the story of her last two years of life, especially the romance side. A better movie than I anticipated. I think Jessica Chastain would have been also a good choice to play the role princess Diana, anyway Naomi Watts excelled in her opportunity. The movie did not fail because of the cast, characters and performances, the thing is I really don't know why, different people say different reason, but I enjoyed it. This real incident was happened when I was a little kid, I did not know the whole story then till I watch it now.
‘‘There's about 5 billion people on this planet who can say
they love me! But is there one who can stay with me?’’
After all Diana was also a human like everybody else and I did not find anything wrong with her romantic affair in her final days. In fact, as a cinematic it chronicles on the sufficient amount of limited characters. Lots of the big names were just left out. That's great because the movie had all the time to concentrate on the particular relationship. Except that I waited for the end tragedy scene which never came. I assumed, that could have been the highlight of the movie, which might have brought the tears. So I believe it is a great let down, the movie did not have the car crash scene. Especially the real reason behind it remains fishy and mystery. Naveen Andrews was great, but he was no way near to Hasnat Khan in appearance.
There might be some flaws in the movie, because in the biopics people often complain about many things. Those who observed all this incident closely at that time when it happened may recognize errors. But I feel modification sometimes need while transforming a real life to cinematic. Like any romantic movie it can be enjoyed by everyone who love biography. I did and liked it, certainly not a class movie like it should have been.… Expand
Nov 1, 2013The most disappointing movie of the year. Hirschbiegel was so unhappy as director. Naomi Watts is one of the best actresses of the moment, but the terrible development of the script doesn't allowed her show all her talent. Besides that, in absolutely unbelievable that someone take a perfect character (Di) with a great story of life and make a so stupid movie. Naomi, I stil love you...your Oscar is coming.… Expand
Nov 7, 2013Diana is a terrible film I agree, but Naomi Watts is outstanding in this film, even though it is terribly edited, dull, long and uninteresting, I totally forgot that I am watching someone taking the roll of Princess Diana, it all seemed to me that it is a real secret footage from her life, and the editing helped to forget it is a film, because you can't figure out it is a new day or is it the same, although it gets better, but believe it is footage from her life before she died, sometimes it seemed interesting but most of the time it is silly and forgettable. I won't bother to watch Diana again, it is terrible, boring, film but seems so real. Totally a film to skip.… Expand
Nov 13, 2014"Diana" 10 Scale Rating: 2.0 (Awful) ...
The Good: Naomi Watts, who is usually excellent, tried really hard to make this work.
The Bad: Sadly, Watts looked nothing like Diana and these days that is unacceptable in film. On top of that, the film is just a mess. It is very tacky, at times slow, and comes across as a film made for cable television. While I never understood the obsession with Diana, surely she deserved better than this?… Expand