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R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
Dissatisfied with the way her own life is playing out, New York-based Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) becomes obsessed with the romance between American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and England's Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) when Sotheby's holds an auction of the royal couple's belongings. Wally is especially drawn to Wallis' side of the story, and as certain events transpire in her life, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur.

Cast: Abbie Cornish , Andrea Riseborough , James D'Arcy , Oscar Isaac , Richard Coyle , David Harbour , James Fox , Judy Parfitt

Director: Madonna

Genres: Drama, Romance, Historical drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

W.E. (2011)

Release Date: February 3rd, 2012|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • March 19, 2012 wt00000000117733
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    The movie W.E. was one of the worst movies I have ever seen, worst than Ishtar and Waterworld. First of all the audio of the actors was all mumble....the film was filmed from strange angle and point of view so, often you saw only part of a scene and the scenes were cut short making it seem as though they either knew how bad the film was or the editor was on drugs. Madonna is talented but NOT for directing or writing any music. The score almost was no score and the jumping back and forth between the young abused and beaten up wife and her shrink sadistic husband and the King and or Prince and or Duke of Windsor and his adulterous gal pal....was headache producing. The only well done part of the film was the wardrobe and makeup person. If one is smart avoid this film at all costs.

  • March 18, 2012 crd0513
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    LOVED IT. MADONNA IS SUPERB AS A DIRECTOR, KUDOS TO HER. GREAT PERFORMANCES BY THE ACTORS.

  • March 11, 2012 Pat
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    Will it ever show in New Orleans are or we too backwards for the almighty DIRECTOR??????

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