As a young girl I was mesmerized by Princess Diana. She was beautiful, blonde, had an amazing wardrobe and was jet-setting all over the world (plus – she was a PRINCESS!). She used her status to bring attention to places and people that were in desperate need of some help. When she died in 1997 I was totally inconsolable. For weeks I would burst into tears every time I heard Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind‘. Anyhow, when I saw the trailers for ‘Diana’ I have to admit I was a little disgusted but curious all the same.
As a love story, I liked it alright but I just could not see Naomi Watts as Diana. I know it was a fictionalization and not a documentary so I shouldn’t really begrudge her but I just wasn’t buying it. I’m gonna go with a three out of five on this one.