Princess Diana’s memory was hijacked and ruined, it you listen to the reviews on the new movie where Naomi Watts portrays Diana. The movie delves into the last few years of Diana’s life where she allegedly finds love in the arms of a doctor, according to the Christian Science Monitor on Sept. 7.
Critics across the board give this movie lousy reviews and words to describe this attempt of making a movie about Diana range from “atrocious” to “embarrassing cheap soap opera.” No one was kind and from what people are saying about the movie, finding a redeeming factor within this new film is going to be a tough job.
Naomi Watts, a British-born Australian actress, plays the part of a lonely jilted princess. Her love interest is played by English actor Naveen Andrews, who plays heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. The surgeon gives Diana what she is missing and what she is craving, love.
The movie made its debut in the U.K. on Thursday and even the red carpet was sparsely attended. David Edwards from the Mirror called this attempt of making a movie about Diana as “The Queen of Hearts has been recast as a sad-sack.”
Edwards also called the film a “cheap and cheerless effort.” His one-star review said it all. The movie didn’t even come close to making anyone see Diana or any part of her life.
Naomi Watts wasn’t the culprit when making this film an embarrassment for the folks of the U.K., Kate Muir from the Times Newspaper wrote,
"Naomi Watts, doing her level best with a squirmingly embarrassing script, this film is still atrocious and intrusive."
The reviews on this movie are overwhelming bad. It has been a long time since a major movie production came through with such long line of awful reviews.
Guardian's Peter Bradshaw's review got the point across in a serious kind of way:
"The awful truth is that, 16 years after that terrible day in 1997, Diana has died another awful death."
The real-life heart surgeon Hasnat Khan vows not to see the movie saying it was all basically speculation and gossip.