Spencer is extremely slow paced, but Kristen Stewart’s brilliant portrayal of Lady Diana makes it all worth the watch. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana, is now available to view on premium on demand. The highly acclaimed film has Oscar buzz surrounding its amazing performance by Kristen Stewart, who was already nominated for a Golden Globe for her role. But is the film worth watching? Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Spencer Parents Guide
The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the queen’s estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game, but this year, things will be profoundly different.
Spencer Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Spencer.
Language: Spencer does not contain much profanity overall; however, it does use the word “f*ck” two times throughout the film.
Mature Content: The film is very slow-paced, which could be offputting to a younger crowd. Lady Diana suffered from bulemia, and this is addressed throughout the film, which could be triggering for some viewers. There is also a partial nudity scene, where a character is shown in her underwear and the audience gets a glimpse of her side boob.
The best part about Spencer is Kristen Stewart’s portrayal of Lady Diana Spencer. Stewart not only has Diana’s walk, voice, and look down to perfection, but she nails her facial expressions and mannerisms as well. As viewers watch the film, they easily forget they are watching Stewart play Princess Diana. Rather, she becomes Diana on screen and the actress is quickly forgotten. While the film covers a two day period and is extremely slow-paced, Stewart’s performance saves it, as audiences easily connect with her realistic delivery and often feel like they are getting a sneak peek into some of the most horrifying days in Lady Diana’s life.
Though the events explored in this film have long since passed, there is merit in revisiting them in a way that adds weight to the tumultuous relationship that existed betweeen Diana and Charles. From her unique point of view, we catch a glimpse of the pressures she was under not just as a wife and a mother, but also as an icon to her people. While she will always be revered by millions, this portrayl breathes new life into her posthumously, and brings her near and dear as ever, even if it also brings back the sadness.