Review: W.E. (15)
3:27pm Friday 20th January 2012 in Freetime
Madonna’s second feature behind the camera explores the tumultuous romance of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) becomes obsessed with an auction of trinkets belonging to Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and her royal suitor (James D’Arcy).
Wally becomes a regular visitor to the pre-auction showcase, seeking sanctuary in flashbacks to Wallis’s trials and tribulations.
Guard Evgeni (Oscar Isaac) catches Wally’s eye, offering an escape from her violent and loveless relationship.