Thursday night, Sharon and I watched Spencer. We are continuing our quest to watch movies that might recieve Oscar nominations. Kristen Steward currently has the best odds on the Goldderby site to win the Best Actress Oscar.
Spencer is a historical fiction psychological drama film directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight. The movie stars Kristen Stewart as Diana, Princess of Wales. The cast includes: Timothy Spall as Equerry Major Alistair Gregory; Jack Farthing as Charles, Prince of Wales; Sean Harris as Darren McGrady, the Royal Head Chef; and, Sally Hawkins as Maggie, the Royal Dresser.
The movie is set over five days: from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day in 1991. The film was inspired by Princess Diana's decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles and leave the British royal family.
When the movie ended, Sharon said that was a "1"; she did not like the movie. In particular, Sharon really disliked the soundtrack. I don't recommend the film. I don't believe the film will be nominated for Best Picture. I am frankly surprised that Stewart is being seriously considered for Best Actress. Jessica Chastain's performance in the The Eyes of Tammy Faye is much richer.