Only 1870s kids will appreciate this
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Mamma mia! Such a bloated, exhausting mess that did not need to be as long as it is.
I really enjoyed the first quarter of this; seeing the two come together and fall in love the way they did, Mauricio risking his family ties and inheritance to be with Patrizia...the setup had me fully invested. The dynamic between Lady Gaga and Adam Driver was intriguing, albeit not fully convincing to me, but I really wanted to give it the benefit…
“A fable based on a true tragedy”
Similar to JACKIE (2016), Pablo Larraín’s newest film, SPENCER, takes you through a pivotal weekend in Princess Diana’s life: the end of her marriage to Prince Charles. Throughout these events, the audience is taken through fabled glimpses of her eating disorder and paranoia, as well as her sillier, lighthearted, maternal side.
What makes this particular telling of Diana different than the rest is the way the topic is approached. Instead of simultaneously focusing…