MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 306 this week

W.E. (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  20 January 2012 (UK)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 8,785 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 66 user | 120 critic | 32 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 01 Feb 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "W.E." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: W.E. (2011)

W.E. (2011) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of W.E..

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A comedy centered on three flatmates living desperate lives in London.

Director: Madonna
Stars: Eugene Hutz, Holly Weston, Vicky McClure
The Girl I (2012)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Director: David Riker
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rivas, Austin West
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A couple realise their dream of retiring to the South of France. Their life changes dramatically when they meet another, younger couple.

Director: Virginia Gilbert
Stars: James Fox, Natalie Dormer, Paul Nicholls
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Director: Daniel Barnz
Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter
Balibo (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.

Director: Robert Connolly
Stars: Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A look into the lives of Malawi's 1 million plus orphans in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. It offers hope and real solutions to the challenges that people face living in extreme poverty.

Director: Nathan Rissman
Stars: Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Jeffrey Sachs
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A man recruits his cousin to find out who is behind his dog's suspicious death.

Director: Chadd Harbold
Stars: Brian Petsos, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood
Ticky Tacky (2014)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A wealthy and powerful man is betrayed by those closest to him, and under the guidance of his trusted confidant, devises a fiery requital.

Director: Brian Petsos
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Erika Rankin, Tim Rock
We (2014)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jeremy Zierau
Stars: Irina Babushkina, Bill Compton, Jason Glassberg
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Directors: Steven Klein, Madonna
Stars: Loic Mabanza, Madonna
We (2015)
Adventure

In the pursuit for love and happiness, ETHAN, a man with great ambitions and a big heart, must face many obstacles, some that threaten to halt his quest. Set on filling an emptiness left by... See full summary »

Director: Mani Nasry
Stars: Shiva Negar, Tenika Davis, Cory Lee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Evgeni
...
...
Ernest
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Tenten
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

auction | king | love | cannes | pregnancy | See All (67) »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El romance del siglo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$582,075 (USA) (4 May 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Amy Adams was considered to play Wallis Simpson. 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

Wally Winthrop: People seem to only focus on what he gave up for her. But what about what she gave up?
See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Subway Scene
Written by Stuart Price
Performed by Stuart Price
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
W.E. surprises in all the best ways
13 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

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.


96 of 154 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did W.E. get such appalling reviews? tovangar2-321-223220
Loved the movie but story has big flaw lorrainejhawkins
Oscar buzz for Madonna and Andrea Riseborough for W.E mister-movie22
why only 5.1 ?????? cheungloksze
Why the modern day part of the story? jdeaver886
What's she injecting? roamic-1
Discuss W.E. (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?