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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Andrea Riseborough
Abbie Cornish
James D'Arcy
Richard Coyle
Directors
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Screenwriters
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Alek Keshishian
Running Time
119 minutes

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Plot
Set In 1998, lonely New York wife Wally Winthrop (Cornish) becomes obsessed with the auction of items belonging to her namesake — American socialite Wallis Simpson (Riseborough), whose scandalous love affair with Edward VIII, then King of England, rocked the world in the late 1930s.


Verdict
An uneven study of a notorious love story, raised by some superb performances and nuances, but brought down by awkward direction.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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