Kona | Emerald City | 04/26/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Charles and Diana are putting up a brave front, pretending to be happily married in front of the cameras, while privately fed up with each other. She says he doesn't want to spend time with the boys; he retreats to his lover's arms for sympathy. Enter handsome, sympathetic Captain James Hewitt who becomes Diana's riding instructor, and soon they begin a torrid affair that spans years. Gradually, however, her neediness starts to stifle him and he sells his kiss-and-tell story to the media.
This could have been a much better soap-opera story, but the actors who play Diana (Julie Cox) and Charles (Christopher Bowen) are horribly miscast. She looks and acts like a high school student in a bad senior play, while he just seems to wander aimlessly through scenes. Christopher Villiers, as Hewitt, is spot-on however; he's sexy and charming and seems quite the type to sweep a young princess off her feet.
This is generally a pretty lifeless retelling of Hewitt's book; there are no sparks or surprises, no juicy-gossipy bits to titillate the viewer. There's just the sad story of a marriage that should never have been and a man who (by this account) was innocentlyly drawn in to satisfy the needs of a bored wife. Mediocre at best."
Kay book worm/movie addict
Kay | Gj Co usa | 09/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have watched quite a few things on Diana since her death and enjoyed watching all of them she was a very interesting woman i am very confused why she would stay in a marriage with a man like Charles he seemed like a very uncaring man."
Diana & James Hewitt - a love story
Janis M. Mace | Omaha, NE | 12/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this movie very interesting. I didn't know that it existed but had read the book that came out prior to the movie. I enjoyed this movie and would recommend it to any Diana fan."