Kristen Stewart really is the standout in my opinion. The portrayal of her mental health was brilliant and if she isn't in the running for an Oscar it will be a shame. One to definitely silence the haters (who should also watch Personal Shopper). However, I found the film could be tedious at times..its portrayal of the rest of the Royal Family felt deliberately boring and odd. Still a solid 4/5 but mainly based on her performance. And no I am not a Twilight fan....
In the Pablo Larraín cinematic universe of tragic 20th century females, I think Jackie was a richer portrait, but it doesn't stop Spencer being a terrific watch. While all the cast get a chance to shine (great to see Sean Harris play a normal person for once and Timothy Spall monologue about his experience on the Falls Road was one for the ages), Kristen Stewart disappears into role and has rarely been better.
There was some moments where I thought it tipped into heavy-handed symbolism, but after reading an interview with Steven Knight most of that stuff was factually correct.
Yes watched this last night. Superb performance by Stewart who also impressed me in personal shopper as mentioned in an earlier thread post. The movie itself has quite a cold disconnected feel probably to reinforce the position of the main character, but means the character interactions are not that interesting (apart from with the sons in a few scenes). I enjoyed it for the main performance, but i don't think I will repeat watch as I didn't feel totally engaged throughout the movie.
Watched this a few nights ago, it won’t be for everyone, more a portrait of a lost soul.
Thought the cast and direction was spot on, particularly Stewart who had her portrayal of Diana captured perfectly.
I could have happily zoned out though and just listened to Jonny Greenwood’s score, the Radiohead genius is fast becoming my favourite composer.