Atom User Reviews for Diane
There is a large age group that will relate in some way to it. It’s sobering. Not so much “sad” but inevitable. Worth going though compared to current in theatre first runs right now
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.
The resulting film feels highly personal, tender yet unsentimental.
If the intimacy of small town existence is cherished here, there’s also an ominous sense of that same life being eroded and undermined.