|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac, James D'Arcy|
|Collections:||Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Chick Flicks, HD Films, Hidden Gems, June - Drama, Love is in the Air, LOVEFiLM Instant, November Picks|
|1hr 54 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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WE are not amused...By Gordon Vader Review Master (144 reviews) from Emerald City, oz , 17 May 2013
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[Highly rated reviewer]This is what happens when you let a young celebrity grow up without being challenged.... So in order to bring some order back to the world...here's a word that should have featured heavily prior to this film getting a green light... NO NO NO NO NO NO NO No Madonna - this is not how you make a movie... No Madonna - you are not a genius... No Madonna - you are not a great director... No Madonna - Please don't give up the day job... No No NO NO no NO No So... for the sake of my eyes please don't make another atrocity... How anyone could ruin this fascinating story is beyond me... The script, the casting, the pace, the story, the camera work are shoddier than a Christmas theme park in the New forest... So dear universe if you ever come across a Madonna bearing script... please do us all a favour and TELL HER NO!
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Allow yourself to fall for the story....By snowbunnyhot (1 review) , 27 Oct 2013I had little expectations after reading some of the reviews. It was nothing like I imaged it would be. The cinematography was breath taking. The story line captured my imagination and saw the story from the other side. Madonna made a fine director of this sad romantic drama. It is well worth a watch and deserved 4 stars from me!
More snap and crackle than popBy Pillarbox (1 review) , 25 Oct 2013I have mixed feelings about this film because while I wasn't blown away there was something that kept me watching: at times it was slow, drawn out and jarring, but I cannot deny I found the cinematography beautiful. Overall the switches between Wally and Wallis are too contrived - Wally's story in modern day New York feels superfluous as a vehicle of telling that of Wallis and Edward, whose story would have carried the film in its own right, and does so with panache when it gets the opportunity. Andrea Riseborough, was fantastic. The insight into Wallis Simpson was fascinating and she manages to show both the strength and vulnerability of a woman berated by society at the time. Probably best as a Sunday afternoon film and to try to not let prejudice over who directed it affect your judgement! Enjoy the beautiful shots and rich piano soundtrack, but don't expect to be blown away - it's a slow burner.
Excellent filmBy a customer , 03 Oct 2013I thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable film. If Madonna had not directed it I think it would have received more critical acclaim as there is a bias against Madonna doing anything other than singing pop songs.
Much better than expectedBy a customer , 30 Sep 2013I thoroughly enjoyed this film and feel it deserves a higher rating than it has at the moment. I feel it is a well directed and beautifully shot film. I hadn't realized Madonna directed it until the end. Andrea Riseborough and Abbie Cornish were both superb. It didn't feel like I'd been watching for almost two hours.
Far better than the critics saidBy kenobi (2 reviews) , 27 Sep 2013There's things wrong with this film - it's a bit trite, Wally's story arc is so-so, but it's beautifully filmed, fascinating story, Andrea Riseborough is utterly superb (as is Abbie Cornish but with less to work with) and the music and costumes are sumptuous. I was genuinely engaged from beginning to end (watched it under sufferance, it wasn't my choice) and you could do a lot worse. I think it got such bad reviews because a) people think Madonna is too big for her boots and b) people still think Wallis Simpson was too big for her boots. Give it a whirl. PS probably not a guy's film!