The Queen [DVD] [2006]


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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)


    The Queen
    The British prime minister and the Royal Family find themselves quietly at odds in the wake of a national tragedy in this drama from director Stephen Frears. On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in an auto accident in Paris; despite the controversial breakup of her marriage to Prince Charles, she was still one of the most famous and best-loved women in the world, and the public outpouring of emotion over her passing was immediate and intense. However, given the messy circumstances of Diana's breakup with Charles, official spokespeople for the Royal Family were uncertain about how to publicly address her passing. It didn't take long for the media to pick up on the hesitation of Buckingham Palace to pay homage to Diana, and many saw this as a sign of the cool emotional distance so often attributed to the royals, which in this case was widely seen as an insult against Diana and the many people who loved her. Prime Minister Tony Blair (played by Michael Sheen) saw a potential public-relations disaster in the making, and took it upon himself to persuade Queen Elizabeth II (played by Helen Mirren) to make a statement in tribute to the fallen Diana -- an action that went against the taciturn queen's usual nature. The Queen was released the same year that Helen Mirren played Queen Elizabeth I in an acclaimed miniseries for British television; The Queen also gave Michael Sheen his second opportunity to play Tony Blair after portraying the prime minister in the television film The Deal. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Helen Mirren
      Helen Mirren - The Queen
    • Michael Sheen
      Michael Sheen - Tony Blair
    • James Cromwell
      James Cromwell - Prince Philip
    • Helen McCrory
      Helen McCrory - Cherie Blair
    • Alex Jennings
      Alex Jennings - Prince Charles

    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, interesting film I BELIEVE IT

      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      I did not think I was going to like the film. Had NO Interest in it when released. Being from the United States I have NO interest in the British Royal Family, Princess Diana, any of them. I watched the film 1 day & did enjoy it. Helen did deserve the Oscar for the role. Only other film of hers I had ever seen was I was 1st in the door opening day for "The Mosquito Coast". And, I believe the film. Yep, we knew they did NOT care about Diana. Arranged marriage & she ended up cheating in the marriage as well. Has normal extras on the DVD. I am VERY DISAPPOINTED Helen did not do a commentary. This is HER FILM & won the Oscar for it. WHERE IS SHE? Of course, ruined by the I HATE THEM WHY WERE THEY MADE FLIP THE LITTLE FLAP OPEN DVD CASE.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie of the year material.


      The Queen is a great movie that goes deep into the Princess Diana death. The script writting is one of the best and the main actress shows her true acting skills. It gets to the point in which you feel sorry for the Royal family and how time is catching up to them. Sometimes you have to change you ways because the new generation demands it. This is a must have for a movie collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Exceptionally acted and presented by everyone. Definitely an Oscar worthy performance and movie. I loved Princess Diana, and this movie really captures the impact her death had on the world.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Documentary

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Tells a great story of how the royal family handled the death of Diane from their point of view and not from the media's side as they did not cover much of that aspect.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well Done

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A very well done story on a very interesting and difficult period for Queen Elizabeth… great performance by Helen Mirren

      I would recommend this to a friend

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