Movies: Windsor Not: It's Diana vs. the royals in a searing comic drama

It's Diana vs. the royals in a searing comic drama

Sitting in the living room at Balmoral, knitting and nattering in their plain wool sweaters, caring more for their pets than for their children, the royal family of this film seems a parody of the pettiness and insularity of the English middle class; they might be the Monty Python gang in drab drag. Yet despite their sternest efforts to keep up the moat bridge, Elizabeth (Helen Mirren) and her blinkered clan are about to learn how little they understood the appeal of the woman who, they think, betrayed them.

The Queen, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Frears, is...

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