Madonna (yes, that one) was so fascinated by the story of Wallis Simpson and King George that she brought the story to the screen again. The plotline follows two different women, one an abused modern woman, the other Wallis, as they lead parallel lives trying to make their relationships work when it seems that the whole world is against them.
120 minutes , No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse) Biographical, Drama, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit
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Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Oscar Isaac, Richard Coyle, David Harbour, James Fox, Judy Parfitt
Madonna Screenplay Alek Keshishian, Madonna Music Abel Korzeniowski Cinematography Hagen Bogdanski Editing Danny Tull Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2011
Produced by Semtex Films
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Biography, drama
Language Strong but occasional, aggressive
Nudity Breastes, close-up, in non-sexual, violent context
Sex Mildly suggestive and infrequent
Violence Strong, fairly frequent domestic violence, graphic, realistic, bloody
Drug abuse Frequent, glamourised use of tobacco, alcohol and benzedrine
Comments This bio-drama is based on a true story, on the life of Wallis Simpson, who married the king of England, although a divorcee, forcing him to abdicate in order to do so.
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Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Die Burger Jeanne Calitz 10
Cape Times Todd McCarthy 10 International Media
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 13
Metacritic.com 32 critics 7
RottenTomatoes.com 97 critics 9
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 2
Movie Review Intelligence (USA) 39 critics 7
Internet (IMDB) 2699 Netizens 10
Average .. 43% 9
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