Can you watch Kristen Stewart’s movie ‘Spencer’ for free online?
Although it has been more than two decades since the tragic death of Diana Princess of Wales, her life and story continue to inspire intrigue & obsession from her fans and those that believe in the conspiracies surrounding her death. There are dozens of movies, series, and documentaries documenting her time in the royal family, with the newest being the Kristen Stewart vehicle, Spencer.
Spencer had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3rd, 2021. It was also screened at the 48th Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. It was released to theaters on November 1st in a broad run across the country. Like all new movies since COVID-19 began, the question is, where can you find it to stream online?
Kristen Stewart was cast in the titular role of Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer, reflected in the title), who was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. The plot focuses on a particular segment of her life, years after she is married and has become a mother of two boys when she decides to end her marriage to Charles and resign from the royal family.
Stewart’s interpretation of the character explores the emotional journey of Diana as she deals with a failing marriage, her individuality, motherhood, and being a famous face of the British Royal family. Supporting Stewart’s role, Jack Farthing plays the role of Prince Charles. While most biopics tend to focus on broader segments of the subject’s life, Spencer focuses on one weekend during a mental break for Diana.
Besides Stewart and Farthing, the ensemble cast of Spencer also includes Timothy Spall, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins, Jack Nielen, Freddie Spry, Stella Gonet, Richard Sammel, Olga Hellsing, Thomas Douglas, Mathias Wolkowski, Oriana Gordon, and Amy Manson, among others.
Is the Spencer movie online
Unfortunately, the smaller, independent studios have yet to adopt simultaneous releases online to coincide with the theatrical releases the same way larger studios have. For all of 2021, movies like Disney’s Aladdin & Mulan have hit the Disney+ streaming service, and Dune & Mortal Kombat have hit WB’s HBO Max (the latter being free to watch the newest releases).
The Spencer movie is distributed by Neon and Topic Studios in the United States and STXfilms in the United Kingdom. At the moment, the only option for you to watch the biopic is to head to your nearest theater. After the first weekend of showings, the movie has only pulled in just over $2 million as it needed to compete with Marvel’s The Eternals and Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond in No Time to Die.
Since No Time to Die, released in October, is already set to hit video on demand (VOD) on Tuesday, it is possible audiences will not have to wait too long to see the movie from the comfort of their own homes. The releases for VOD seem to be happening much faster (traditionally on-demand or DVD releases happened almost six months after theatrical runs now that studios worry viewers are still hesitant to flock to theaters.
If the current release trend of one to three months stands, it may be possible to see the Spencer movie on a streaming service in time to watch with your family over Christmas. The Spencer movie faces some stiff competition in the coming months as Netflix sees the release of Red Notice (starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot), and HBO Max will see the release of King Richard (starring Will Smith).
Do you still prefer the theaters over streaming a new movie at home, or has the pandemic created a desire to watch these new releases in your pajamas on the couch? Are you excited to see Kristen Stewart take on the role of Princess Diana in the Spencer movie? Or are you still stuck on her as the girl from Twilight?