MADONNA’S “W.E.” IS VISUALLY APPEALING , BUT IS THAT ALL THERE IS?
Madonna’s movie with the annoying title “W.E,” is set to be released in December and we have mixed feelings about it. One reviewer who saw it have compared it to “a woman’s luxury shopping spree.” The spoiled wealthy character of Wallis Simpson has 80 costume changes – originally created by the top designers of the 1930’s and 40’s. That DOES sound appealing. The costume designer is Madonna’s old friend, the brilliant Arianne Phillips, so we won’t miss it for that reason. But the dialog and story apparently don’t live up to the lush visuals. The trailer (above) is iffy.