• W.E. (2011)

W.E.

Release Date: December 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2012

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

Keywords: London , Offbeat , 1950s , 1990s , Husband , 1930s , Forbidden love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As easy on the eyes and ears as it is embalmed from any dramatic point of view. show more

  • 20
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    The director's apparent blindness to the epic banality of her subjects suggests that the whole project is one royally misguided mess. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Madonna the director deserves a script better than the one Madonna the screenwriter handed off to her. The movie is full of incidents that don't quite cohere into a story - kind of like a Power Point presentation without a throughline. show more

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture