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Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

(2006) Absorbing British drama about the days following the death of Princess Diana, as new Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) tries to convince Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren) to express public remorse about her former daughter-in-law, as public grief reaches fever proportions. Stephen Frears directs beautifully, and even if Peter Morgan’s script is mostly speculative, what we see on-screen plays convincingly, with a fine cast (including Alex Jennings, Helen McCrory and Roger Allam) and Mirren’s crusty yet vulnerable impersonation softening the anti-monarchist tone of the screenplay. A couple of instances of mild profanity and a few crass expressions. (A-II -- adults and adolescents) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned) Showtime (cable)



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