The Story: When news of the death of Princess Diana breaks upon a shocked and disbelieving British public, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) retreats behind the walls of Balmoral Castle with her family, unable to comprehend the public response to the tragedy. For Tony Blair (Michael Sheen), the popular and newly elected Prime Minister, the people's need for reassurance and support from their leaders is unmistakable. As the unprecedented outpouring of emotion grows stronger, Blair must find a way to reconnect the Queen with the British public.
The Good: The movie is an intriguing look at what goes on behind the scenes in the Royal Family. This is an area I don't have much familiarity with (I can now only vaguely recall Diana's death), which made it...[read more]