The Queen

The Queen

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen version
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An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an open display of mourning.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD QUE DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780788870811


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Before Diana, even before Princess Grace (Kelly), Elizabeth II was there. Becoming Queen of the United Kingdom upon the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952, Queen Elizabeth is the monarch most people know. This movie gives a fictional telling of a week in her life after Diana's death i... Read More »

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Jan 03, 2021

I wasn't expecting this to be about the Queen during Diana's death either, but I thought it was well done & allowed me to see a different perspective of the royals.

May 26, 2019

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't this. I found it very boring and honestly-tacky to watch a film about the Queen's resistance to Diana's death. I didn't know much about the Queen, but it certainly didn't paint her in a good light. I'm not a fan of the Royals, but this movie would have been a thousand times better had it been a fictional story BASED on the death of Princess Diana. Instead it played out the way I remember seeing it in 1987; endless news stories, and magazine covers about Diana's death. The performances are great, but the script could have been MUCH better!

Apr 17, 2019

Well done movie about the queen and the royal family during diana's death & funeral. For the whole family.

Mar 30, 2019

Helen Mirren, (the Queen), Michael Sheen, (Prime Minister Tony Blair), and Cromwell, (Prince Philip), are all great. The story is about the Monarchy at the time of Lady Diana's death and how the Royals handled the affair. The costumes are fantastic, the scenery is exquisite, and the sets are impeccable. Young people don't know, and others who were alive at the time of Di's passing may have forgotten, just how many people dropped flowers at Kensington and BalMoral. This film does not go into the fact that, when the hearse was bringing Diana's body to her burial site, people lined both sides of the route all the way. It was amazing. I had never witnessed so many people brought to tears at the death of someone in any government office since John F. Kennedy. Remarkable, and well done. Worth the watch.

Dec 31, 2018

WHY are there so many movies about the Queen? we, America, used to be their colony, one of many at the time. I thought we got free of all that. Imagine if there were as many movies made about Peron, or about Kaiser Wilhelm or Hitler or Stalin or Putin or Mao or Chiang Kai Shek or his lovely bride? Wouldn't that seem out of joint? Are we Devo? Are we not Americans? Do we long for the previous social order? What about Princess Diana caused such prevalent mourning? An innate hatred of the press, like what some of the press like to say possesses our President? Or is it France we unconsciously despise, even though ( or perhaps because) the French helped us win our freedom? Are we a nation descended from Tories? How many actresses does it take to portray Queen Elizabeth?

Dec 31, 2018

VERY GOOD 2006 with great performance by Helen Mirren in film written by Peter Gordon. Gordon then went on to do the very good TV series 'The Crown' in 2016.

May 24, 2018

Excellent movie portraying the Queen's response to the Diana tragedy. I admire both women and it was an interesting movie.

Nov 20, 2017

A fictionalized account of the events during the week of Princess Diana's sudden death, effectively presented from the points of view of Queen Elizabeth II and then-Prime Minister Tony Blair. Helen Mirren gives a superb performance as the stoic Queen, who grows ever more perturbed and confused at how the death of this troublesome young woman can possibly be causing so much distress to the British people. Michael Sheen is equally outstanding as Tony Blair, with his finger squarely on the pulse of what is happening in the moment. He sees the country's unashamed outpouring of grief over the loss of their beloved People's Princess, and desperately urges the baffled and frustrated Queen to make some kind of public response acknowledging the rapidly erupting national despair, before it becomes a public relations disaster from which the royals might never recover. Well done.

Jun 17, 2017

Helen Mirren at her best playing Queen Elizabeth II at the time of Princess Dianne's passing and how the Royal Family completely misread public sentiment. Beautiful cinematography, especially of the Scottish Highlands.

Jun 14, 2017

Helen Mirren is such a good actress that she made me hate her in this film>> The queen needs to go !!! what a terrible thing this Faux- Royalty is .

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May 27, 2010

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Mar 23, 2012

(Opening Statement) "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." Henry IV, Part II

Mar 23, 2012

Tony Blair: ...I believe the moment for statements has passed. I would suggest flying the flag at half-mast above Buckingham Palace... and... coming down to London at the earliest opportunity. It would be a great comfort to your people... and would help them with their grief. HM Queen Elizabeth II: THEIR grief? If you imagine I'm going to drop everything and come down to London before I attend to my grandchildren who've just lost their mother... then you're mistaken. I doubt there is anyone who knows the British people more than I do, Mr. Blair, nor who has greater faith in their wisdom and judgement. And it is my belief that they will any moment reject this... this "mood", which is being stirred up by the press, in favor of a period of restrained grief, and sober, private mourning. That's the way we do things in this country, quietly, with dignity. That's what the rest of the world has always admired us for.

May 27, 2010

"It is my duty to serve my people first, then myself."


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May 27, 2010

This movie follows the life of the Royal Family dealing with the personal struggles with the death of Princess Diana. Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair struggles to reach a compromise with the Queen about what course of action to follow after the death.


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nadian Aug 14, 2008

Coarse Language: Moment of mature language

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