• Diane (2019)

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: Sight Unseen Pictures, AgX

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 80
    Alex SavelievFilm Threat

    No wonder that cinematic auteurs like Martin Scorsese and Oren Moverman produced Diane. It brings to mind films like Kenneth Lonergan’s You Can Count On Me, produced by Scorsese, or Moverman’s Time Out of Mind (which also dealt with memories, identity and the limits of human compassion). Jones may lack a little of the former’s humor or the latter’s visual artistry, but perhaps it’ll come later. The hard skills are all here. 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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