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W.E. (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  20 January 2012 (UK)
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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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Rated R for some domestic violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

James Fox (King George V) and Laurence Fox (Prince Albert / King George VI) are father and son in real life. The former's elder brother Edward Fox had previously played King Edward VIII / the Duke of Windsor, the eldest son of King George V, in Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978). 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: Darling, they can't hurt you if you don't let them.
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Featured in The Big Picture: February 2012 (2012) See more »

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Night and Day
Composed by Cole Porter
Performed by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
© 1932 (Renewed) WB Music Corp. All Rights Reserved
Master courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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13 May 2012 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

I am not a fan of Madonna, her music and previous film stints do not do it for me.But I bear the greatest respect for her, she has gone where angels fear to tread,she is a pioneer of women, and she makes me proud to be one. I do not understand why this movie got such bad reviews. I found it well directed, casted and filmed. It is wildly romantic and thoroughly worth your time. The costumes are stunning and the dialogue intriguing. Perhaps all the reviewers with negative comments were male? It has happened before, but this is no "chick flick". My husband really enjoyed it also. Well he is in touch with his feminine side, but like Madonna he has balls the size of butternuts


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