1. BRENDA says

    Madonna is one arrogant, culture-appropriating, weakly talented hussy. She has done a great deal of harm in her career, including her scams in Malawi. Too bad this failure of a film won’t shut her up for good. We’ll still see her bloated, surgeried face until she dies. What a let-down.

  2. jaragon says

    This looks pretentiously dull period drama- why would anyone want to make a film about two of the shallowest characters in history?!

  3. shle896 says

    If I took seriously every dumb-ass critic who rails against Madonna simply because she is Madonna, I’d never have listened to one of her brilliant albums or seen the wonderful “Evita” or watched her stellar performances in “Dangerous Game” or “A League Of Their Own”.

    To deem this movie a failure based on a few negative reviews (there also were some very positive ones that you failed to mention) is a real shame.

  4. Paul R says

    People love to forget that he never really wanted to be king. It wasn’t hard for him to give up. And it’s not like he was penniless afterward.

  5. Rob West says

    She was and is talented, yes she’s no Streep,”Evita” was fine however.
    Her talent is her music, 30 years now.

  6. jaragon says

    She had been trained as hooker and he was a twit- Hitler was planning to put them on the throne as puppet monarchs- they spent their rest of their lives lounging around with the rest of the Euro trash.

  7. Greg says

    Yikes! If the dialogue in the trailer is representative of the whole film I’ll be avoiding it (and I’m not a Madonna-hater)

  8. Christopher says

    Ring a round the rosie. . . .well, that’s what they’re playing around that tree, ain’t it? I felt sorry for the actors.

  9. Turtle says

    The movie might actually be terrible, but the media lives to bash Madonna. It’s a team sport that brings together all colors and creeds in the media bubble. Again, the film might be genuinely bad, but you simply can’t trust the guardians of the culture to be fair when it comes to this woman.

  10. tarraraboomdeeya says

    Madonna wants to be an inbred upper class British twit and she made this film because she can identify with the Nazi-loving Wallis Simpson.

    (I mean, she married Guy Ritchie for God’s sake, how much proof do you need?).

    “They will never accept me,” simpers Simpson in the trailer, and you can hear Madonna sigh. I liked her much better when she was Italian American and from Michigan. Now she seems to think she’s the Duchess of Cornwall or summat.

  11. Tagg says

    @ Jaragon – I hope you realize the irony in your comment about who would want to make a film about two of shallowest people in history…only someone as shallow – Madonna!

  12. GregSD says

    Sheesh. People do love bashing Madonna. If you don’t like her, why waste the energy? I don’t get it.
    And, yes, there have been positive reviews, but that, conveniently, goes unmentioned.
    Let go of the hate.

  13. Dominic says

    Listing all of you haters. This movie will probably be better than all the F*** remake or prequel bursting from Hollyhood lately.

    If its only a great perfum add like some critics have said, well for me , it enough to go and see it!

    I love Madonna!

  14. jamal49 says

    For reference, W.E. stands for Wallace & Edward. It was their signature monogram and the late Duchess had it embroidered on cushions, towels, etc. She also had it embossed on some of her spectacular jewelry. Both Their H.R.H. used it in their correspondence. Despite the usual and vicious criticism Madonna receives whenever she ventures into film, I intend to go see it. I, too, have been fascinated by The Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Good luck, Madonna. Most of the people who will tear into you haven’t done a goddamn thing with their tired, boring, petty lives.

  15. jamesintoronto says

    Why do gay men only like their women to be tragic? Give them a strong, self-assured woman and they simper like babies, spewing the most vile diatribes they can muster. I love that Madonna is a survivor in a world that likes to throw things away at a rapidly increasing rate.

  16. Paul R says

    @JamesInToronto: That’s absurd. Gay men are known for loving strong women, even if you dislike them (I dislike most). Cher. Better. Barbra. The list goes on. Even heard the word diva?

  17. Robert says

    I have long referred to the late Duke and Duchess as the most conspicuously useless couple of the XXth Century. If the movie focused on that aspect, I’d like to see it.

  18. Something smells says

    I watched the trailer and got a whiff of it. Sorta musty and dusty at the same time.

    Madonna’s films prove one can never outgrow completely a Catholic education.

  19. Marc says

    WOW you guys!

    This wasn’t “panned”, it had “mixed” reviews, SO FIX YOUR HEADLINE!

    I’m looking forward to seeing this movie, like all movies.

    WHY would I care what some supposed critic says about something that I HAVEN”T SEEN!??????????????

    Again, WOW! with your nonsense and hate.
    I am starting to HATE you queens too, so there you go.

  20. Chitown Kev says

    I love Madge sooooooooooooooooo much, but she needs to give up doing movies. Can never hate her for any reason.

  21. Jexer says

    Q: “why would anyone want to make a film about two of the shallowest characters in history?!”

    Apparently you’ve been sheltered from “Jersey Shore” or “Real Housewives” or .. or …

    Lucky you.

  22. truthteller says

    You guys criticizing this scene know nothing about filmmaking. The forest with it’s straight road represents the narrow path someone in the monarchy is supposed to follow, while going around the tree represents the process of going around things in your head to arrive at a solution. She walks away from him and tries to disappear because their love is impossible. He catches up to her and decides to give it all up for love… Just beautiful… You’d think gay people would understand about giving important things up for love, even family, for some.

    You may hate Madonna, but this clip is solid filmmaking and beautifully directed. The cinematography is on point and Madonna clearly thought about how to get the message to your subconscious. Empty hate is so ugly!

  23. PRECIOUS says

    1. The headline is inaccurate & misleading. Reviews from Venice have actually been mixed — mixed means some are good, some are bad, and some are somewhere in between. Reviews from the test screenings by the way, have been good, despite totally fabricated reports in the British press.

    2. These are not trailers, they are clips.

    3. Didn’t realize you were as closed-minded and stupid as the Matt Drudge’s of the world.

  24. Jill says

    Why would anyone want to watch a movie celebrating the love between the Nazi-loving ex-king of England and Wallace Simpson?

    This great love affair should be put into the context that Edward was a scumbag.

  25. Corin says

    Don’t understand the hate for Madonna that seems to snowball whenever she’s mentioned. And yet, when other people like Lady Gaga copy her, the copycats are universally regarded as “trendsetters” or “ground-breaking.”

  26. Eddie says

    Well, whether a good film or not, I give Madonna a lot of credit for actually doing it, albeit knowing the kind of attention (very good to very bad) her name will inevitably bring.

  27. says

    I don’t get why anyone would want to try to portray this former “King” in a positive light. He was a freaking Nazi sympathizer, someone the Brits were so worried about that they had to send him to freaking Bermuda so there couldn’t be any sort of a coup.

  28. Morgan says

    Ugh, this looks boring! However, the fact that Madonna’s name is even connected to it brings out the worst in people. People dislike her so much that it’s automatically a bad film. What is more baffling is that even those who haven’t seen it seem to hate it.

    For the most part, her acting is terrible. Music and video is her forte whether you like her or not. What I can’t understand is why people make her out to be such a villain. She stirs up as much negative emotions as Rick Santorum or George W. Bush. What the hell did she do? Don’t like her music? Don’t like her films? Don’t like her? Fine. But the level of energy spent criticizing her is absolutely mind-boggling.

    As for the Edward/Simpson Nazi thing? I’m under the impression that this film isn’t an accurate representation of fact; meaning this isn’t a historical biopic, but a loosely factual element used as a plot device to off-set the fictional half of the storyline. Man gives up throne for woman he loves. Like “Titanic”, I never viewed that movie as what really happened. It’s fiction happening in a real situation.

    I probably won’t see it because it doesn’t look very interesting. I just want to know where these critics were when some other movies of late came out. Surely some of them deserve to be crucified. Then again, who really believes a critic?

  29. J H Robbins says

    I guess my palate is pedestrian; not nearly as refined as some of my ‘siblings’ (I was gonna say sisters, but there might be some fallout from that)here, but I thought the clip was fine. Also, I have always contended that Wallis was David’s beard and ultimately they both got what they wanted. He was free of the monarchy and she was a rich Duchess.

  30. Gary says

    Not a huge Madonna fan, but i plan on watching the film. It’s an interesting story for sure. I dont put much stock in what film “critics” say. Its all subjective, and there have been plenty of films that were praised by the critics–even winning Academy Awards, that i thought were boring as hell. The only time i agreed with them was on Swept Away. That one really WAS bad.