Friday, January 20, 2012

Movie Review: W.E.... Directed by Madonna

Queen of Pop Madonna has taken the helm of W.E; a film she not only directed, but also co-scripted with Alex Keshishian.
“W.E. is about the nature of true love, and the sacrifices and compromises that are often made. I’ve wanted to tell this story for a very long time, and bringing it to life has been a great adventure for me.”
– Madonna
It is a cleverly woven story of two women in complicated relationships; dealing in part with the controversial love affair between King Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson (James d’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough,), told via a contemporary New Yorker, Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish).  In an unhappy marriage, Wally gets lost in a Sotheby’s exhibition of the Windors possessions, and forms an unexpected bond with Evgeni (Oscar Isaac); a handsome Russian working security at the gallery. As Wally’s affair with Evgeni develops, W.E. jumps back and forth in time, tracing the scandal surrounding the Windor’s love story, and consequent abdication and life long exhile.