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Diane (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 March 2019 (USA)
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Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face.


Kent Jones


Kent Jones
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Kay Place ... Diane
Jake Lacy ... Brian
Estelle Parsons ... Mary
Andrea Martin ... Bobbie
Deirdre O'Connell ... Donna
Glynnis O'Connor ... Dottie
Joyce Van Patten ... Madge
Kerry Flanagan ... Nurse jackie
Phyllis Somerville ... Ina
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Tally
Ray Iannicelli ... Al Rymanowski
David Tuttle David Tuttle ... Minister
Marcia Haufrecht ... Carol Rymanowski
Mike Hartman Mike Hartman ... Bartender
Cara Yeates ... Dorie


Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,467, 31 March 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Written specifically for Mary Kay Place. See more »


At 1:12:09, Diane strikes out "and" in her note. At 1:12:14, "and" is unstruck again. See more »


Brian: I taught myself to disapprove of you, okay. I've used that against you.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits start rolling, it is written in the right bottom corner, "This film is for Carisa" See more »


My Love
Written by Louis Lupinacci
Performed by Louie Lupo & The Swaggers
Published by Saxist Music(ASCAP), Getcha Music (ASCAP) and Oldwick Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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Interesting character-driven movie
26 July 2018 | by NagfilmsSee all my reviews

'Diane', a character-driven study of a woman coming to grips with her past life choices, aging, loss of friends and family, and most importantly, her ongoing struggle to relate to her drug-addicted son, ws featured at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Mary Kay Place (remember her from the TV series 'Mary Hartman Mary Hartman', or movies 'Being John Malkovich' and 'The Big Chill'?), is quite good as the title character and is in virtually every seen of the movie, which, according to director Kent Jones in a post-viewing Q&A, was filmed in 20 days and has won Best Narrative at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Diane spends the movie always reaching out to others with a helping hand but just cannot seem to grasp the idea that she needs, via those that she helps, to focus inward at times and be at peace with herself and her choices. It is a very interesting movie with several great performances, but at times leaves the viewer scratching their head about timeline, certain images, and seemingly non-congruent scenes, but overall a very good study of a flawed human. By the way...the name Diane is derived from Diana, goddess of the hunt, childbirth, and the forest-very appropriate for the movie's character.

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