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W.E. (2011)

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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

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In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness. Written by Anonymous

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auction | king | love | cannes | pregnancy | See more »

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Drama | History | Romance

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Rated R for some domestic violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El romance del siglo  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,074 (USA) (3 February 2012)

Gross:

$582,075 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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An entire day's worth of filming was spent on a scene in which Abbie Cornish emerges from a bathtub. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film (2'40), Wally Winthrop is shown taking a bath. When she turns on the bath taps (faucets), the plug is clearly hanging down but in the next shot it is plugged in. See more »

Quotes

Wallis Simpson: Attractive, my dear, is a polite way of saying a woman's made the most of what she's got.
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Features Rebecca (1940) See more »

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The Twist
Written by Hank Ballard (as Henry Ballard)
Performed by Chubby Checker
© 1958 Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp Master courtesy of ABKCO Records
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W.E. surprises in all the best ways
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I am not exactly sure what I expected from Madonna's latest film as a director, but I convinced myself to go into it with an open mind. I ended up being impressed in every way. Madonna has a great vision. The film is visually stunning, and the performances are all convincing and powerful, though never over-the-top as might have been expected. Madonna has put together a great screenplay with just the right emotional highlights, and then she executes the overall picture in the best way possible. On the heels of the success of "The King's Speech," I think people will really love getting to see see the other side of the story. I truly hope people give this movie a chance. It is a diamond in the rough.


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