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W.E

"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 divorcée 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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HitFix Reviews and Ratings

  • C
    Madonna's second directorial effort isn't good, but it has a lot of good things in it including a fantastic performance by Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson.

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Released - Friday, February 3 , 2012
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