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

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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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Drama | History | Romance

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

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20 January 2012 (UK)  »

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El romance del siglo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$582,075 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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In "W.E." Wallis is shown horse(back)-riding with the Duke: she could ride but there's no record of her doing so while she was in the U.K.. See more »

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In the newsreel scene from 1936 showing the funeral procession of Edward's father the King, the voiceover announcer says that "King George the Third has died and the nation mourns". It should of course have been King George the Fifth. See more »

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Wally Winthrop: People seem to only focus on what he gave up for her. But what about what she gave up?
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Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

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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.


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