“W.E.” is a historical romantic drama film released in 2011 and directed by Madonna. The movie tells the story of two love affairs: the romantic relationship between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in the 1930s, and the modern-day romance between a young woman named Wally Winthrop and a Russian security guard named Evgeni.
As Wally becomes increasingly obsessed with the love story of Edward and Wallis, she begins to see parallels between their relationship and her own. The film explores themes of love, power, and obsession, and features an ensemble cast that includes Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, and James D’Arcy.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Madonna’s directorial vision and the performances of the cast, while others criticized its uneven pacing and lack of emotional depth. Despite mixed critical reception, “W.E.” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
The film was not a commercial success, grossing only $2.4 million worldwide against a production budget of $15 million. However, it has since gained a following among fans of historical dramas and romantic films.
Duration: 119 min.