Movie Review: Spencer


The problem with the screenwriter and director of the movie “Spencer”, which is about the depressing private life of the late Princess Diana is that when you show her stark, depressing, dark, lonely, boring life – the actual movie is also going to be just as depressing dark and lonely. Who wants to sit for 2 hours watching a dark, lonely depressing and mostly boring life unfold?

This movie is not about the months and weeks before Diana’s untimely death in 1997 while being chased by paparazzi’s in Paris France, or her relationship with Dodi Fayad, or even her bad marriage to Prince Charles. This is a story about a few months in Diana’s life where she was surrounded by old and mostly empty buildings, servants and constant loneliness and depression. Who would have ever thought that getting married to Prince Charles in 1981 and becoming one of the most famous women in the world, would ultimately become the worst thing that ever happened to this woman? The actress Kristen Stewart does not look that much like Diana, or sound that much like her, but she did master many of her subtle mannerisms and because of her acting she might just get an Academy Award nomination.


However, for me this movie was just too boring and depressing for me to recommend it, making it almost impossible to understand the high ratings of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. I am even surprised the producers would think that this screenplay would be interesting enough to make a movie in the first place.

I disagree with the high critical reviews of this movie and do not recommend Spencer.



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