Chicago Sun-Times - 02/08/2012
"Its period details seem authentic, its casting of historical figures is convincing, and its visual style is mannered to project effortless continuity."
Pop icon Madonna returns to the director's seat for the first time since her 2008 feature debut, FILTH AND WISDOM, for this ambitious romance detailing one lonely woman's obsession with the relationship between King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and American divorcée Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough). To Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), no act of devotion in history is more romantic than King Edward VIII abdicating the throne to be with his one true love. But the deeper Wally dives into the background of this controversial love affair, the more apparent it becomes that their relationship was no bed of roses. Now, as each new discovery paints an increasingly dire picture for the once-happy couple, Wally begins to grow disillusioned about the prospect of true love.