Madonna's W.E. Gets Its First Full-Length Trailer
10.15.11 by Mandy
Does being married to a movie director for eight years qualify you to be a director yourself? Madonna seems to think so. W.E. is the pop star's second directorial effort (the first was 2008's Filth and Wisdom — yeah, we don't remember it either) and it did not garner much critical acclaim when it was screened at the Venice Film Festival.
Madonna has reportedly said that the critics comments seemed to reflect their feeling about her rather than their feelings about the movie. Perhaps, but the critics are entitled to like any movies they want. No disrespect to the Madonna lovers of the world, but critics prefer different movies.
A three minute trailer for the period biopic of Wallis Simpson intertwined with a story about a modern-day woman obsessed with the Duchess is certainly stylish and lovely. Whether the story and dialogue are as pitch perfect as the costumes and makeup is still undetermined.
W.E. stars Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough and James D'Arcy. Madonna co-wrote the screenplay with Alek Keshishian.