27 August 2007 | SFTVLGUY2
Unnecessary Exploitation Leads to a Mess of a Movie
Forget the fact there was no reason to make this film, a highly fictionalized account of the events surrounding the death of Princess Diana. If the subject were anyone other than she, it still would be a dreadful, a poorly constructed movie that makes little sense. The central character, an American journalist working for a British publication of some sort (what it is never is made clear, in keeping with all the other missing details), is a joke, blabbing everything she's uncovered to everyone she encounters with no thought of protecting her story or sources. A Hitchcockian plot centered on what supposedly was an international conspiracy should have some mystery, intrigue, suspense, thrills, a hook that keeps you riveted, anxious to know whodunit and why. This skips along with neither rhyme nor reason, raises suspicions but fails to confirm them one way or the other, and leaves the viewer scratching his head when it's over. Given the option to rate it zero, I would. Avoid this one like the plague.