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W.E. (2012)

W.E.

Overview


Genre

Drama, Biography

Release Date

February 03, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

118 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Madonna

Producer

Colin Vaines, David Parfitt

Screenwriter

Madonna, Alex Keshishian

Starring

Story


"W.E." tells the story of two fragile but determined women - Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson - separated by more than six decades.

In 1998, lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward's VIII's abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. But Wally's research, including several visits to the Sotheby's auction of the Windsor Estate, reveals that the couple's life together was not as perfect as she thought.

Weaving back and forth in time, W.E. intertwines Wally's journey of discovery in New York with the story of Wallis (Andrea Riseborough) and Edward (James D'Arcy), from the glamorous early days of their romance to the slow unraveling of their lives in the decades that followed.

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Andrea Riseborough stars as Wallis and James D'Arcy stars as King Edward VIII in The Weinstein Company's W.E. (2012)
Andrea Riseborough stars as Wallis and James D'Arcy stars as King Edward VIII in The Weinstein Company's W.E. (2012)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Madonna
The 68th Venice Film Festival - Day 2 - W.E. - Red Carpet
Sep 01, 2011
Madonna
The 68th Venice Film Festival - Day 2 - W.E. - Red Carpet
Sep 01, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the upshot is that instead of a film about a love that conquered a king and nearly undid a kingdom..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..an embellishment of an already notorious romance rather than a twice-lathered soap opera..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
“..the entire project feels more like an extended music video than a narrative film..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]