The Queen

alternative title: Woman in a bubble.

The Queen
“The Queen” (Stephen Frears)

The Queen - Netflix :

After Princess Diana's shocking death, Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren, in an Oscar-winning role) and Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) engage in intimate talks as Britain demands the princess be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol. This Oscar-nominated drama for Best Picture goes behind the scenes as the queen and prime minister try to manage Diana's death on a personal level while also dealing with a public calling for royal treatment for their beloved princess.

Unfortunately, Bush has yet to experience his dramatic arc, where he realizes change is inevitable, and necessary. I remember tuning out all the breathless Lady Diana coverage at the time of her marriage, divorce and death, so don't know how much was fictionalized or how much the Royal family really hated Diana. I also find it incredibly odd that the monarchy still exists: what exactly is the point? Do citizens of the UK really care about the lives of

Not a bad way to while 90 minutes away - Helen Mirren is appropriately and wonderfully starched as the Queen. Strange to see James Cromwell (of Six Feet Under, and other things) playing the pompous ass Prince Philip. And Tony Blair's Cheshire Cat grin is spot on. I bet he wishes this film could have saved his political career as much as the movie posits Blair saved the British monarchy.

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