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... read more
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2012
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Flixster Reviews (359)
April 18, 2013
This film juxtaposes the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII with a neglected woman in the twentieth century who entertains an obsession with the story.
This is one of the worst films I've seen in a long time. Madonna is a horrid director. There is absolutely no...
January 6, 2013
I thought that this movie was beautifully done. I have read some not so kind reviews, but I decided to watch it anyway do to the subject matter. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well this movie was done. Good casting, great cinematography, good pacing, nice score, and I lik...
May 23, 2012
Madonna employs her shallow view of life in this self-indulgent project of pure vanity to tell two insipid stories that hardly blend together. An excruciating and unfocused mess about two pathetic women full of self-pity and with no self-respect.
May 10, 2012
Besides a stylish and evocative piano number, Madonna's latest directing project falls flat, and hard. With a repetitious and unexplained connection between Abbie Cornish's character and Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson, the film tends to be more about violence towards women ...
May 2, 2012fb1025970122
If you were at all interested in the other side of the story that was happening during 2010's best picture winner "The King's Speech" well, now you have the chance to see it play out in director Madonna's beautiful-looking if not slow moving tribute titled "W./E.". The film tells...
March 12, 2013
It took me a little bit not to be confused by the beginning of this movie because I didn't know they were going to have parallel stories, one starting in the 20's and one in 1998. Directed by Madonna, this was different and slow moving but a fantastically acted story about King E...
June 6, 2012fb5320086
I was expecting much worse on this honestly. Sure it is overly long, a tad contrived, and the two stories never really seem to gel in a meaningful way but its surprisingly entertaining, well shot, and admirable in its attempt to tell the story of Wallis and Edward in a less than ...
June 2, 2012
The story of Wallis and Edward has been explored numerous times that its movies has become somewhat trite for today's populace. Yet this movie "W.E." has managed to explore a side that has rarely been discussed: what Wallis Simpson had to sacrifice in order to be married to Princ...
May 12, 2012
Oh Madonna I love you but step away from the movies please. We always knew Madonna was unsuited to be acting in films, but she's still trying her hand at directing, despite the disaster that was 2008's Filth and Wisdom. Say this for her, she has real tenacity, but the film doesn'...
May 10, 2012
"W.E." surprised me twice. First, I was surprised that something whose previews looked so promising (I even predicted several Oscar nominations) could be so dull. But then, I was even more surprised that the paralleling stories redeemed this film in the end. At first, I felt a...
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