Diane

Release Date: March 29th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

For Diane, everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by past mistakes which threaten to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart.

Cast: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Estelle Parsons, Andrea Martin, Deirdre O'Connell, Phyllis Somerville, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ray Iannicelli

Director: Kent Jones

Genres: Drama

Production Co: IFC Films, Sight Unseen Pictures

Keywords: Love, Emotional, House, 2010s, Tense, Touching, Friendship, Transformation, Amusing, Son, Bar, Hospital, Sacrifice, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The resulting film feels highly personal, tender yet unsentimental. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Diane navigates some challenging narrative disjunctures en route to a spiritual dimension, but it also has quiet moments that speak volumes. They’re all about Diane achieving a state of grace by awarding it to herself. show more

  • 80
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    If the intimacy of small town existence is cherished here, there’s also an ominous sense of that same life being eroded and undermined. show more

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