Abbie Cornish

Movie review: 'W.E.'

Movie review: 'W.E.'

"W.E.," Madonna's second go at directing a feature film, leaves one wishing she'd find other creative outlets for those times when she's bored with the pop-star life. A new fashion line? Another documentary disassembling her latest truths and dares?

What we have instead is an overwrought historical drama built around the storied romance of Wallis Simpson, the twice-divorced American for whom King Edward VIII gave up the British throne in 1936 to marry. As the film explains, W.E. was one of their terms of endearment, which would work neatly on a metaphorical level, if only "W.E." had a metaphorical level.

Co-written with her "Truth or Dare"...

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