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Spencer is a historical fiction psychological drama directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight. The film is about Princess Diana’s existential crisis at Christmas because she wants to divorce Prince Charles and leave the British royal family. This version of Spencer doesn’t paint Princess Diana in a very good light but I found it to be an interesting film.

In December of 1991, the British royal family prepares to spend the Christmas holidays at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Among the attendees is Diana (Kristen Stewart), Princess of Wales, whose marriage to Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) has become strained due to his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles (Emma Darwall-Smith). As the sizeable staff of Sandringham, led by the capable Major Alistair Gregory (Timothy Spall), prepare for the royals’ arrival, Diana drives around the Norfolk countryside. On the verge of a breakdown, she avoids heading to Sandringham until running into Royal…

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