Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Diana Review - 1 Star

Naomi Watts portrays Princess Diana in the days following her split from Prince Charles.  She meets a Pakistani heart surgeon on a hospital visit and sparks fly.  But can their love survive the glare of her fame?  “Diana” dissolves into the stuff of a Lifetime movie pretty quickly.  Naomi Watts does her best in the role and sometimes actually projects a little bit of Lady Diana’s charm.  But the movie is so sappy it’s actually painful to watch  “Diana” expects us to lap up the sight of one of the most beautiful women in the world acting like a lovesick teenager.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Diana’s lost love.  Is it entertaining?  Disrespectful and silly.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Really hard to sit through.  Why one star?  Naomi Watts almost manages to rise above this crap.