Spencer Will Be Available On Demand This Week

"Spencer," one of the year's best films that features a Kristen Stewart performance that's getting tons of awards season attention, is headed home tomorrow. The Princess Diana fable is currently in theaters and will drop On Demand starting tomorrow, November 23, 2021. Which means that you can gather the family around on Thanksgiving and ask them if they want to watch a melancholy movie about a woman slowly losing her mind as she's forced to spend time with her in-laws. Directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight, "Spencer" also stars Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall, Sean Harris, and Sally Hawkins. 

Spencer On Demand

Almost 25 years since her tragic death, Princess Diana remains an obsession for many. And it seems like she's everywhere now, too. Not only did Diana appear as a character on "The Crown," but she also has her own Netflix musical. And, of course, she's the subject of "Spencer," the latest film from director Pablo Larraín ("Jackie"). Here's the film's synopsis: 

Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen's Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

Kristen Stewart is fantastic in the lead, giving a performance that seems to be the frontrunner for this year's Academy Awards (that could always change, though). As I wrote in my review

Stewart adopts a breathy, posh accent to play the princess, and whether or not she sounds exactly like the real Diana is immaterial. It's the physicality Stewart brings to the part that turns her Diana into a living, breathing being. She fidgets, she toys with her hair and jewelry, she breathes heavily. She is a woman unable to be comfortable around others. This is a raw, brilliant performance, so entirely embodying the character that it starts to seem less like acting and more like possession. Stewart has never been better than she is here.

And now, "Spencer" is headed to On Demand. The film will be available On Demand starting November 23, 2021. And if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend you check it out, because it really is one of the best movies of 2021.