Diane (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Diane (2019)


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For Diane (Mary Kay Place), 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 (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can't forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.


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Critic Reviews for Diane

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

It's a great performance, and a studio would be wise to pick this film up so that the rest of the world can see it.

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The past hangs over "Diane" not just as a burden or nostalgia (though it can be that too), but as an enthralling and entangling reminder of life's mystery.

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a pinhole portrait of life on Earth; a non-judgmental story about trying to reconcile meaning with meaningless before the well runs dry and it rains again.

April 23, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Raw, real and quietly affecting.

April 23, 2018 | Full Review…

A strong work and one of the peaks of this year's Tribeca slate.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A loose-limbed, deceptively modest portrait of small-town Massachusetts as seen through the eyes of a stoic septuagenarian widow, whose loved ones are falling sick and dropping dead at a rather alarming rate.

November 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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